Kurt Holobaugh Will Appeal Nine Month Suspension, Manager Explains What Unfolded
Kurt Holobaugh and his management team are planning an appeal to the nine month suspension he was handed after willfully admitting to using an IV after the weigh-ins for his bout on the Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series back in July.
Because he wasn’t under USADA testing protocols for the fight, Holobaugh believed IV use was still allowed, not knowing that Nevada had adapted the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) rules that bans athletes from using an IV over 50mL unless specifically authorized by a physician.
After earning a contract to fight in the UFC, Holobaugh entered the USADA testing program and once again disclosed that he used an IV, which then raised a red flag with the agency who then notified Nevada about what happened.
Of course, Penn was punished by USADA rather than the Nevada State Athletic Commission but Hamper still believes that his fighter was handed too harsh of a punishment.