Former interim lightweight title challenger Kevin Lee is going through some rough times with no ill intentions emerging, but great complacency in dealing with the Nevada Athletic Commission. Lee, who was supposed to be suspended for the initial 9-24 month period, must be considered an exception in order to get a shorter suspension period.
Lee was diagnosed with adult ADHD in 2018, so severe that he had to intervene when he focused on fighting and training sessions. Taking this opportunity, Lee started joining Adderall in 2020, which resulted in some sort of control over his state of attention.
But it appears Lee did not apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to get permission to use the prescribed substance, so he faces an indefinite suspension. For instance, until the recent conference meeting he had NSAC where he was given less suspension time but was fined a shocking amount.
“I’m really sorry,” Kevin Lee on a conference call with the Nevada State Athletic Commission
Follow MMA JunkieKevin Lee has been given a 6-month suspension with a requirement to pay $19,526 in punitive fines for testing positive for amphetamine-derived stimulants or for consuming Adderall from his last game. , lost to Daniel Rodriguez on August 28 of this year. In his initial reaction, Lee wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post about the entire situation and his thoughts on the same issue.
“I overtested the Nevada State Athletic Commission during my most recent game,” Lee wrote. “In 2018, I was diagnosed with adult ADHD, which has always affected me. I didn’t discover a real treatment for the diagnosis until 2020 as I was recovering from my double knee surgery. I was prescribed Adderall by my doctor to improve my mental health,” Lee said next MMA Junkie
“I spoke to USADA representatives but did not apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption from the NSAC prior to my last fight. For that, I sincerely apologize to the UFC, the committee, my opponent, Dana White, the matchmakers, Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard, and the fans. “
“I never intended to gain an athletic advantage. It was an attempt to conquer the severe anxiety that I silently endured every day. I am actively cooperating with the Nevada Athletic Commission and look forward to reaching an agreement on sanction. I will use this time to heal and come back stronger. Sorry for my lack of professionalism leading to this disappointment, I will be back”, concluded Lee.
We look forward to seeing “Motown Phenom” Kevin Lee return to action after the end of his suspension February 28, 2022. Until then, fans can only wait for the lightweight division. show up and find out who they want to see Lee fight next year.
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