Cole Province Tests Positive Following WEC 42

Cole Province. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has announced that Cole Province tested positive for Methasterone metabolite folowing his bout with Fredson Paixao at WEC 42, which took place on Aug. 9 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to, Methasterone is a “designer steroid” taken orally that is similar to Drostanolone, the steroid that both Hermes Franca and Josh Barnett tested positive for in California.

Nine fighters were tested for performance enhancing drugs and drugs of abuse, including Miguel Torres, Brian Bowles, Dominic Cruz, Takeya Mizugaki, Leonard Garcia, Province, Shane Roller, Ed Ratcliff, and Diego Nunes.

WEC 42 was headlined by a bantamweight title fight between Miguel Torres and Brian Bowles. Bowles scored an impressive first round knockout to become the WEC bantamweight champion.


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