The UFC’s anti doping partner, USADA, confirmed this afternoon that they have handed Bradley Scott (11-6-0) a two year suspension stemming from a positive test earlier this year.
“Sugar” Sean O’Malley (10-0-0) will no longer be fighting at UFC 229.
The undefeated rising star was set to face José Quiñónez in what had the potential to be his biggest fight yet but will miss out on the opportunity following being flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation.
In the wake of the shocking news (for the purpose of this introduction lets all just pretend to be shocked) that former UFC lightweight champion Jon Jones will be free and clear to resume his career next month after being handed a 15 month suspension by USADA, his fellow ‘independent contractors’ have been taking to social media to share their thoughts on the subject.
In the wake of USADA’s relatively swift response in dealing with Fabricio Werdum‘s failed drugs test in April, speculation has been rife as to why UFC’s anti-doping partner are taking so long to reach the conclusion of their case against Jon Jones.
It seems Brazilian veteran Fabricio Werdum won’t be back in the octagon any time soon.
The 41-year-old former UFC heavyweight champion has been handed a two year suspension by UFC anti-doping partner USADA stemming from a failed drugs test earlier this year.
In life there are a number of things which are unquestionably linked together. Salt and Pepper. Pen and Paper. Night and Day. Despite everyone’s best efforts to move on, you can add Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones to that list. No matter what Cormier does, no matter how much he achieves, it feels like he’ll never be more than a few words away from Jon Jones.
Brock Lesnar appears to be taking his return to the UFC very seriously. It has been reported by Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer that Lesnar has been pulled from WWE Raw to focus on his return to the UFC Octagon.
UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones has been tested by USADA for the first time in 2018. Following his suspension from the California Athletic State Commission, Jones has largely stayed silent from the public, Twitter notwithstanding, until popping up on USADA’s testing database last week. Continue reading “Report: Jon Jones tested by USADA for the first time this year fuelling rumours of a possible return”
Anderson Silva finally has some closure following his latest run in with USADA.
The former UFC middleweight champion has received a one year suspension from the UFC’s anti-doping partner stemming from a failed test prior to his scheduled fight with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Shanghai late last year. The test in question showed the synthetic anabolic steroid, methyltestosterone along with a diuretic in his system at the time the sample was taken.
USADA have ruled that this failure stemmed from a contaminated supplement the Brazilian had been using at the time.
It would appear that Fabricio Werdum has become the latest in a long line of big names to fall foul of USADA.
Per ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the former heavyweight champion has been informed of a potential anti-doping violation stemming from an out of competition sample collected late last month.
The Brazilian veteran last fought in March, headlining the UFC London card and falling victim to an Alexander Volkov KO in The fourth round of an entertaining contest. The loss was a particularly significant setback for the 40-year-old considering how close he appeared to be to getting another shot at the UFC heavyweight championship.
It is unclear at this time how the reported doping violation will effect plans for the UFC’s maiden visit to Russia in September. Just yesterday, reports claimed that Werdum was set to headline the Moscow card against Russian heavyweight Alexey Oleynik.