UFC News: James Irvin Test Positive For Pain Killers


The California State Athletic Commission has announced that James “The Sandman” Irvin test positive for the substances Methadone and Oxymorphone, following his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC Fight Night 14 on July 19th.

Oxymorphone is a pain killer prescribed to help with severe pain.

Methadone is most commonly prescribed to treat heroin addiction or as a pain killer, due to its low cost, non-addictive qualities and long duration.

Irvine will have 20 days to challenge the findings, or he could face a maximum 12 month suspension and fines up to $20,000.