As a part of Friday’s Nevada State Athletic Commission agenda, it was ruled that UFC Heavyweight Dave Herman (21-5, MMA) must pass a drug test in order to be cleared to fight Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 162 on July 6.
Herman has twice tested positive for marijuana metabolites. The first time was ahead of UFC 136 which was scheduled to take place in Houston, TX. Herman was on tap to fight Mike Russow, but was immediately scratched upon failing the pre-fight drug test. Following his loss to Minotauro Nogueira at UFC 153, Herman again tested positive and was suspended for six months.
Being that he has those infractions on his record, the NSAC said they would issue a one fight license to Herman if he passes the drug test. Herman testified that he hasn’t smoked marijuana since November 2012.
Herman finds himself in a precarious situation just a week before the fight. The 28-year-old has lost his last three in a row with the UFC. If he fails this test, or loses again, it could mean the end of his UFC career.