The first drug suspension has been handed out to a Power Slap League contestant since the introduction of the controversial fight promotion.
Dana White's new show has come under intense scrutiny for the nature of the competition, with neuroscientist and concussion expert Chris Nowinski slamming Power Slap League.
And the promotion has been issued its first ban by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), who have handed out a nine-month suspension.
Light-heavyweight fighter Jon Kennedy, a 37-year-old slap and MMA fighter from Iowa, has tested positive for cocaine use in a drug test surrounding his knockout defeat to John Davis, according to MMA Junkie.
Cocaine is classified as a banned substance by the World Anti-Doping Agency and is banned in competition for all athletes.
He will face a spell on the sidelines and fined a total of $476, which includes $326 in legal fees.
Kennedy becomes the first competitor suspended by the NSAC after returning a positive drug test following a Power Slap League bout.
The UFC president's desire to get into the slap space has attracted plenty of criticism from former fighters and critics.
Fox Sports reported that former UFC star Josh Barnett said: "This type of event (I won’t doing to call it a sport) is the dumbest thing there is going. X-Arm seems like the Olympics in comparison. Why do people support this s**t?"
While podcast host Tony Marinaro called for the controversial sport to be banned.
He said, as per the outlet: "Enough already. This has to stop. Ban slap fighting."
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Topics: Dana White, UFC