It really wasn't a good night for Francisco Trevino.
At UFC 192, the UFC lightweight lost to newcomer Sage Northcutt by TKO in less than one minute and then came under fire for pushing referee Herb Dean afterward. Now, Trevino has been suspended 90 days for marijuana, MMA Fighting has learned.
According to documents obtained by MMA Fighting via a public records request to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Trevino failed a drug test for elevated THC-COOH levels at UFC 192 on Oct. 3 in Houston. Trevino had 69 ng/ml of marijuana metabolites in his system and the Texas threshold is 50 ng/ml.
Texas Combative Sports Program director Greg Alvarez confirmed that Trevino will be suspended 90 days for the positive result. After he gets put on suspension, an enforcement case will be open against him and the fine for that is up to $5,000 for first-timers, per Alvarez. Trevino already gave up 20 percent of his purse to Northcutt after missing weight by four pounds (160).
If Trevino had the same levels in Nevada, where the threshold is 150 ng/ml, he would not have faced a penalty.
Trevino (12-2), however, is not facing any discipline from the Texas Combative Sports program with regards to the physical contact with Dean. Alvarez said Dean had a discussion with Trevino at ringside afterward and Dean believed Trevino when he said he was just trying to get his attention. Dean was not interested in moving forward with a penalty, according to Alvarez.
"They squashed it right there," Alvarez said.
Trevino, 33, slipped early in the fight against Northcutt going for a kick and Northcutt pounced. Northcutt, a mega prospect, landed multiple punches against the cage, slammed Trevino down and finished on the ground with strikes in just 57 seconds. It was Northcutt's UFC debut and an impressive one, putting the 19-year-old on the road to becoming a big star.
Trevino, who hails from Edinburg, Texas, has lost two in a row and sports a 1-2 record in the UFC.