CM Punk’s UFC 225 loss overturned due to Mike Jackson’s positive marijuana test

It’s been more than 3 years because Phil “CM Punk” Brooks stepped foot inside a UFC cage.

Throughout of his lack from Mixed Martial Arts competitors, everybody – Punk consisted of – believed his record stood at no wins with 2 losses. As it ends up, that’s not the case.

Mixed Martial Arts Addict found out through a Flexibility of Info Act demand and subsequent verification from the Illinois Department of Financial and Specialist Guideline that Punk’s consentaneous choice loss to Mike Jackson at UFC 225 has actually been reversed to a no contest.

The modification in outcome to the June 2018 battle, which wasn’t reported openly previously, originates from Jackson screening favorable for cannabis on battle night. On June 9, 2018, the night of UFC 225, Jackson checked favorable for “tetrahydrocannabinol due to marijuana,” according to a commission disciplinary file gotten by Mixed Martial Arts Addict. Jackson’s discipline was completed in October 2018 with all celebrations’ signatures.

As an outcome of his favorable test, Jackson’s win was reversed and he was suspended 3 months retroactive to the favorable test. It’s unidentified if Jackson was handed any additional discipline such as a fine; the general public disciplinary action file mentions the possibility of additional discipline.

“The official result of a full contact martial arts bout can be changed to a ‘no contest’ as an outcome of an adverse post-bout disciplinary finding against a contestant,” Illinois Department of Financial and Specialist Guideline public details officer Chris Slaby informed Mixed Martial Arts Addict in a composed declaration on Wednesday. “As detailed in the consent order provided, Mr. Jackson tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol due to marijuana following the June 9, 2018 UFC event at the United Center in Chicago.”

Prior to UFC 225, fighters got a memo weeks ahead of time alerting them about Illinois’ stringent cannabis policy.

“Because of Illinois’ no tolerance policy for marijuana, we recommend that marijuana use be discontinued for anyone participating on the UFC 225 card between now and the event,” the memo read (per Mixed Martial Arts Weekly).

At the time of publication, neither Punk nor Jackson has actually returned ask for remark.

Jackson, 36, has actually not contended because UFC 225, though he stays on the promo’s lineup and was quickly connected to a battle versus Irish possibility Dean Barry in early 2021.

On The Other Hand, Punk, 42, has actually stayed in the public eye of Mixed Martial Arts fans as a cageside analyst for Cage Fury Combating Champions, which streams on UFC Battle Pass.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.