According to Sherdog.com, Ortega, a former RFA featherweight champion, has since been suspended for nine months and fined $2,500. Also, his first-round submission win over de la Torre has been changed to a no contest. California State Athletic Commission executive director Andy Foster confirmed the news with MMAFighting.com. Ortega has 30 days to appeal the punishment.
Ortega is the second former RFA champion to test positive for drostanolone in July.Kevin Casey, the promotion’s former 185-pound champion, failed his post-fight drug test at UFC 175 for the same steroid after his knockout of Bubba Bush.http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/8/22/6057283/brian-ortega-tests-positive-for-anabolic-steroid-following-ufc-on-fox