Khalil Rountree says he's out of UFC 303 co-main vs. Jamahal Hill as a result of drug check failure

by Christina S. Brown
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It seems just like the co-main occasion for the UFC’s Worldwide Battle Week will must be retooled after one of many fighters stated he failed a drug check.

Khalil Rountree (13-5 MMA, 9-5 UFC) on Saturday posted on social media that he’s out of the UFC 303 mild heavyweight co-feature towards former champion Jamahal Hill (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC). His girlfriend, muay Thai fighter/TV host/mannequin Mia Kang, posted on social media particulars of what she stated will probably be a suspension for Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), a hormone that’s banned out and in of competitors.

UFC officers haven’t made a proper announcement that Rountree is out of the occasion, which takes place June 29 at T-Cellular Enviornment in Las Vegas. The cardboard is headlined by Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler and has been projected to be the brand new all-time gate chief in UFC historical past.

Kang stated Rountree took a customized complement that contained the banned substance, and that the injury to his repute already has “induced us a ache we’ve by no means felt earlier than.”

Rountree has a five-fight profitable streak, together with 4 finishes. In his most up-to-date combat, he had a third-round TKO of Anthony Smith in December.

Hill was knocked out by Alex Pereira when appeared to regain the sunshine heavyweight title within the UFC 300 predominant occasion in April. The loss snapped a five-fight profitable streak.

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