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The Andrews Report – Canadian Jamie Herrington tests positive for amphetamines, stripped of IMMAF gold medal

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) announced Oct. 25 that Canadian 2015 IMMAF World Championships gold medalist Jamie Herrington tested positive for amphetamines in a “no notice, post-bout” sample.

According to IMMAF, Herrington’s B-sample was also analyzed at Herrington’s request, with similar results.  A four year ban was issued retroactive to Sept. 3, making Herrington eligible to compete starting Sept. 3, 2019.

The decision reports that Herrington “officially denied taking any drug that included amphetamines and indicated that she had taken NyQuil. This was not accepted by the IMMAF.”

Ireland’s Sinead Kavanagh (3-0-0) becomes the new gold medalist.

Before that bombshell hit, the big news was WSOF’s signing of two-time Olympic judo champion Kayla Harrison.

It’s obviously good news for WMMA as one of its fiercest amateur competitors is now in the pro game. Can she work her way up to the UFC and compete with Holly Holm, Ronda Rousey, and Amanda Nunes? It will be interesting and enjoyable to watch. Let her develop at her own pace, WSOF.

This is a pretty cool way to sell Sacramento’s UFC on FOX 22. Don’t forget, it will be Urijah Faber’s last fight.

Female boxing, you have been warned.


Nicdali – @NicDali

Sinead Kavanagh – @SineadKavanagh0

Celine Haga – @CelineHaga

Natasha Creger – @NatashaCreger

See you next week!


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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