On Monday’s edition of “The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani” UFC light heavyweight Forrest Griffin revealed for the first time that he failed his post fight drug test at UFC 101 in August of 2009 following his loss to Anderson Silva.
Griffin stated he was anxious the night prior and took a Xanax and it appeared in his post fight drug urinalysis.
I spoke with Keith Kizer, hte Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, on Tuesday, and he confirmed Griffin was suspended by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission and the length of the suspension was 30 days.
This is why Griffin was able to fight three months later against in Nevada at UFC 106 where he fought Tito Ortiz.
Griffin alerted the NSAC to his suspension prior to the fight and was approved to fight in November 2009.
Griffin also posted the following on Twitter following the interview:
Just to be clear I was not on drugs for the Sliva fight I simply appeared to be stoned.