Ex-UFC fighter Askar Mozharov has been flagged by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) and accused of falsifying his mixed martial arts (MMA) record.
Askar Mozharov Flagged
The NSAC officially suspended Mozharov following a positive drug test in his last fight in the UFC.
It was announced this week that Mozharov had been suspended after testing positive for GW1516 sulfone. This is a hormone and metabolic modulator.
The test came after his June 4 loss to Alonzo Menifield at UFC Fight Night 207. Deputy attorney general Joel Bekker later confirmed that the amount Mozharov tested for was below the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency threshold.
With that being said, he was not handed a USADA suspension. Disciplinary measures were tabled for a future date by the commission.
Those discussions will continue, with a decision expected at the next monthly meeting on September 20. There has been a lot of controversy around Mozharov leading up to his fight against Menifield.
Leading MMA databases Sherdog and Tapology discovered that his professional fighter’s record had actually been falsified. Mozharov has denied doing such a thing.
In the beginning of his fight week leading up to his bout with Menifield, Mozharov’s record was listed as 25-7. By the week’s end, it was 17-3. As of this writing, Sherdog has Mozharov’s official record listed as 15-14.
The 27-year-old was defeated by Menifield via first-round TKO. He was released from the UFC shortly thereafter. If his Sherdog record is to be believed, the loss marked the end of a three-fight win streak for Mozharov.