Francisco Trevino adds failed marijuana test to first round loss, ref shove at UFC 192

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Francisco Trevino’s had a very bad month of October thus far. A loss to 19-year-old newcomer Sage Northcutt came quickly in the first round at UFC 192, and he then pushed referee Herb Dean afterward, believing it was an early stoppage. Now, according to a report from, Trevino’s also been flagged in a positive test for marijuana.

Trevino’s results came back with marijuana metabolites at 69ng/dl, with the Texas Combative Sports Program having a cutoff of 50ng/dl for a positive test. As with Bellator’s Joe Warren, Trevino is suspended for 90 days, and is subject to a fine of up to $5,000.

However, Trevino won’t be facing further regulatory discipline for pushing Dean twice in the cage, as TCSP director Greg Alvarez says Dean cleared the air with Trevino immediately after the bout and wasn’t interested in pursuing anything further.

Penick’s Analysis: It’s surprising Trevino hasn’t been cut yet over the loss and the shove of Dean, but this drug test failure shouldn’t really be anything to push it over the edge if it hasn’t been already. His levels wouldn’t have constituted a failed test in Nevada, or even under a UFC run event in a location without a regulatory body, and just like with Warren it’s not something that should bring further punishment. Still, given how the UFC handled Jason High in a less egregious shoving-a-ref incident, it doesn’t really make sense that Trevino’s still on the roster at the moment.

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