It would appear that another UFC competitor has been flagged by the mixed martial arts promotion’s anti-doping partners.
Light heavyweight Ion Cutelaba was initially set to take on Michal Oleksiejczuk at tomorrow night’s UFC 217. However, it was reported earlier today that the fighter has since been pulled from the fight due to a potential anti-doping policy violation.
Now the UFC has come forward to reveal that heavyweight Azunna Anyanwu has also been flagged by USADA. Here is the UFC’s official statement:
“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Azunna Anyanwu of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on October 18, 2017.
“USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Anyanwu. 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.”