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Veteran Rob Emerson, three others fail Bellator 127 post-fight drug tests (updated)


A whopping four fighters who appeared on the Bellator 127 card in Temecula, Calif. tested positive for banned substances.

Keith Berry, Rob Emerson, Fernando Gonzalez, and Nick Moghaddam failed their California State Athletic Commission post-fight drug tests. MMAFighting confirmed an initial report by

Berry and Moghaddam both tested for marijuana metabolites and elevated ratios of testosterone-to-epitestosterone. Emerson tested positive for the prescription drug Modafinil. Gonzalez tested positive for marijuana.

Gonzalez and Berry both won their Bellator 127 fights, over Karo Parisyan and Joe Pacheco, respectively. Their bouts could be overturned to no-contests.

Emerson, a UFC vet, lost to Rafael Silva; while Moghaddam was defeated by Ray Sloan.

No word yet on whether any of the fighters involved will appeal the results.

Friday morning, Bellator released a statement in which CEO Scott Coker commented on the issue.

"I want to make it very clear that under new management, Bellator simply will not stand for performance-enhancing drugs inside our cage," Coker said. "We fully support the California State Athletic Commission in their process, and stand by any disciplinary action handed out by Commissioner Andy Foster and CSAC."

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