UFC, Jessica Eye issue statements over Texas commission ruling

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jessica Eye will definitely compete at UFC 170.

Eye, who will face Alexis Davis at the event, was fined $1,875 and issued a one-year "fully probated suspension" recently after testing positive for a "prohibited drug" after her fight against Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation overturned her split-decision victory into a no-decision.

Here are Zuffa's and Eye's statements below:

"The UFC received word of the fully probated suspension and fine issued to Jessica Eye by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. The UFC intends to honor the probation, which will not force Eye to miss her scheduled bout at UFC 170." - Zuffa

"I was recently alerted to the fact that I was issued a fully probated suspension and fine by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. While I intend to discuss with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation the overturning of my victory at UFC 166, I have accepted the terms of the probation and intend to compete at UFC 170 on Feb. 22. I pride myself on following the rules and representing my family, teammates, sponsors, and fans in the best light possible. I apologize for any distractions this has caused." - Jessica Eye

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