Making flyweight is not the only obstacle ahead for Carls John de Tomas.
The fighter failed a USADA drug test in relation to UFC Fresno earlier this month and is facing a UFC anti-doping policy violation, the UFC announced Friday. De Tomas failed an in-competition test following his weigh-in and is facing sanctions from both USADA and the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), pending an adjudication process.
The release stated that de Tomas is no longer under UFC contract.
De Tomas (8-2), a Philippines native, lost by second-round submission to Alex Perez at UFC Fight Night 123 on Dec. 9 in Fresno, Calif.
The week of the bout, CSAC moved the fight between the two men up from flyweight to bantamweight, per regulations, because de Tomas was “significantly” above 10 percent of the contracted weight class. CSAC said Perez, too, was more than 10 percent above the weight class and he agreed to fight de Tomas at 135, rather than 125.
In his UFC debut back in June, de Tomas missed weight by five pounds at UFC Singapore. He lost the bout by unanimous decision to Naoki Inoue.
De Tomas, 21, won the first seven fights of his career, all in his home country of the Philippines.