And Another One… USADA Pops Another UFC Welterweight Fighter

It would appear that another UFC competitor is now tangling with the mixed martial arts promotion’s anti-doping watch dogs USADA.

UFC welterweight Jim Wallhead has been notified by the UFC that he has been flagged for a potential anti-doping policy violation by USADA. The potential violation comes from an out-of-competition sample collected on Oct. 7.

Here is the UFC’s official statement on the matter:

“UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Jim Wallhead of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on October 7, 2017.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Wallhead. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”

About USADA:

The United States Anti-Doping Agency® (USADA) is recognized by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as the official, independent anti-doping agency for the UFC. USADA began operations on October 1, 2000 and is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental agency whose sole mission is to preserve the integrity of competition, inspire true sport, and protect the rights of athletes.