According to a Feb. 3 report from MMA Junkie, Canadian standout Sarah Kaufman (16-2, 1 NC) had some harsh words for Jessica Eye (10-1, 1 NC) after the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Commission revealed that the Ohio native failed her UFC 166 post-fight drug test.
Kaufman, 28, blasted Eye for not being able to control what substances she puts in her body.
She also said athletes who fail drug tests mar the sport by acting in a disrespectful nature towards their opponents and the promotions they work for.
Kaufman's criticism was surprisingly harsh, especially after it was revealed that Eye's failed drug test was not due to the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Apparently, Eye used a blood-thinning medication prior to the fight against Kaufman because she was treating a long-standing issue stemming from an accident from when she was hit by a drunk driver during her teenage years.
Despite the updated report, Kaufman was still critical of the substances Eye took before the fight.
“It’s not a loss but also not a win,” Kaufman said. “I hate to see our sport marred by athletes who can’t seem to control what substances they put in their bodies. It’s disrespectful to their opponents and employers.”
Eye's suspension is considered probationary in nature and she is still allowed to fight Alexis Davis at UFC 170 as long as she complies with the terms of the administrative decision by the TDLRC.
Eye was suspended for one year, effective Jan. 22, 2014, and fined $1,875 for failing a drug test for a banned substance following her UFC 166 win over Kaufman.
Eye will still be fighting Davis at UFC 170, and it's not yet clear if she'll still face suspension after the fight.