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By David Tees on 1/31/2024 6:11 PM

The UFC will be returning to the state of California next month for UFC 298, which is headlined by UFC Bantamweight Champion Sean O’Malley defending the gold against Marlon Vera.

MMA Fighting is reporting that the UFC has issued an advisory to the fighters competing on the card about the way the California State Athletic Competition (CSAC) handles certain matters. The UFC told the fighters that if they pop for a marijuana test issued by the CSAC, which is considered any threshold over 150 ng/mL, they could be fined $100, with the testing potentially happening on weigh-in day or the day of the UFC 298 card.

Fighters were also made aware of the CSAC’s “10 point plan to combat dangerous weight cutting practices.” The CSAC could “conduct remote weight checks on fighters participating on this card up to 30 days out from the event and leading up to the event thereafter.” The CSAC could also tell “any fighter who puts on more than 10 percent of their body weight plus one pound, from weigh-in day to event night, MAY be recommended by CSAC to move up in weight class for their next fight.”

(Note: All above statements in the “quotations” were from MMA Fighting.)