Former UFC fighter Ryan Benoit was suspended Wednesday for a positive drug test stemming from his last bout under the promotion’s banner. The Nevada Athletic Commission suspended Benoit (10-8) nine months retroactive to a positive urine sample collected in connection to his UFC on ESPN 27 unanimous decision loss to Zarrukh Adashev on July 31. Benoit, 32, was flagged for modafinil, more commonly known as provigil, a commonly prescribed medication for sleep apnea. In addition to his suspension, Benoit faces a total of $3,445.36 in fines and legal fees. He will be eligible to return on April 1, 2022. Following the defeat to Adashev, Benoit was released from the promotion.

NAC suspends Ryan Benoit for 9 months after testing positive for sleep apnea drug

October 20, 2021

UFC parts way with Ryan Benoit, Yancy Medeiros, and others

August 21, 2021

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August 2, 2021

Ryan Benoit medically cleared for flyweight return; Zarrukh Adashev fight rebooked for UFC on ESPN 27

July 5, 2021

Ryan Benoit issues statement after frightening UFC on ESPN 24 weigh-in

May 8, 2021

UFC on ESPN 24 video: Ryan Benoit held upright on scale for scary weigh-in; fight canceled

May 7, 2021

UFC adds Ryan Benoit vs. Zarrukh Adashev to May 8 event

February 11, 2021

Luis Pena, Tim Elliott among four UFC fighters suspended for positive drug tests

September 3, 2020

UFC on ESPN 13 results: Tim Elliott overcomes hand injury to decision Ryan Benoit

July 16, 2020

UFC on ESPN 13 faceoffs video highlights, photo gallery

July 14, 2020

Ahead of UFC on ESPN 13, Ryan Benoit’s main goal is to fight more consistently: ‘I just want to be back to being busy’

July 13, 2020

With Ryan Benoit out of UFC on ESPN 10, Zarrukh Adashev steps in to fight Tyson Nam

June 9, 2020

UFC adds Ryan Benoit vs. Tyson Nam to June 13 lineup

May 24, 2020

Ryan Benoit explains recent challenges, says UFC booked Tyson Nam fight before coronavirus delays

April 19, 2020

UFC on ESPN+ 23 adds trifecta of bantamweight bouts

November 8, 2019

Jarred Brooks late replacement for Ryan Benoit vs. Roberto Sanchez at UFC 228

September 3, 2018

Ryan Benoit is all messed up after that brutal head-kick KO win at UFC-Sydney

November 19, 2017

UFC Fight Night 121 video highlights: Ryan Benoit KOs Ashkan Mokhtarian

November 19, 2017

UFC Fight Night 121 results: Patient Ryan Benoit KOs Ashkan Mokhtarian with head kick in third

November 18, 2017

Flyweight Ryan Benoit explains ‘Navy SEAL’ approach to UFC Fight Night 121 preparations

November 17, 2017
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