NSAC seeks stricter penalties in wake of Parisyan test results
Leniency was far from what Parisyan was granted. When all was said and done, he received a nine month suspension (retroactive to the date of the fight), was fined 40 percent of his $80,000 fight purse for a total of $32,000, must submit to random drug testing, and the result of his bout with
Not only did Parisyan learn his fate, but the Commission on Tuesday also revealed its intentions to possibly increase the penalty for a victorious fighter that has been found to be in violation of Nevada's prohibited substance regulations.
That would seem to make sense, especially if the Commission goes so far as to overturn the outcome of a fight from a victory to a "No Decision." In changing the outcome of a fight, such as in Parisyan's case, the Commission is in essence saying that the fighter's violation effected the outcome of the fight sufficiently to cast doubt over the result.
It should be noted that the Commission made no decision on Tuesday as to whether or not to institute Commissioner Bailey's suggestion into action.