Found this on the UFC site, thought I would post it:
LAS VEGAS, July 30, 2002 … Officials of Zuffa LLC, the owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), today announced that it has withdrawn its title recognition from Josh Barnett as the UFC Heavyweight Champion. Zuffa’s action is based on the Friday, July 26, unanimous vote (5-0) by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to suspend Barnett’s license for six months. The NSAC listened to several hours of testimony and presentation of evidence and concluded Barnett violated Nevada’s unarmed combat laws by having three, separate anabolic agents in his body when he won the UFC heavyweight title from Randy Couture March 22 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The UFC waited more than four months while Barnett dealt with the disciplinary case brought by the NSAC. “We intentionally avoided making any statements prior to the Commission’s hearing because it was a matter between Josh and the State of Nevada. We also waited to take any action regarding the status of our heavyweight division because Josh deserved time to answer the Commission’s allegations,” said Dana White, UFC president.
“Zuffa supports the Commission’s goal of protecting the health and safety of the competitors. We want to see mixed martial arts become the premier combat sport in the world and therefore, we must move forward. The top spot in the heavyweight division is now vacant, and the new champion will be decided in the Octagon,” White said.
White announced that former UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy “The Natural” Couture will meet top contender Ricco “Suave” Rodriguez
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