The somewhat bizarre career of former UFC fighter Cody Mckenzie has come to a grinding halt after the Nevada State Athletic Commission announced that they were suspending him for four years yesterday.
Mckenzie was preparing to fight at a Tuff-N-Uff event in Las Vegas this past September when he initially refused a request to provide a urine sample, instead saying that he would give it later and then heading back to his room.
When Mckenzie did finally get around to providing his sample it was quickly found to be a abnormal, leading Mckenzie to admit that he had used a bottled urine substitute.
The 30-year-old Alaskan has claimed he did so to hide the fact that he had recently smoked marijuana, but since NSAC can’t prove what else he may or may not have had in his system at the time, they can’t rule out that he may also have been using performance enhancing drugs.
As a result, McKenzie was banned for two years for “aggravating circumstances” and a further two years for “showing a disregard for protocol” by avoiding giving his urine test immediately when asked.
Prior to his suspension Mckenzie had lost seven of his last nine fights since being released by the UFC back in late 2013.