Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum was recently reported to be set to headline the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s big debut in Moscow, Russia on Sept. 15. However, it has since been revealed that the fighter has been notified by the United States Anit-Doping Agency (USADA) for a possible failed drug test.
USADA has flagged the fighter for an out-of-competition drug test dating back to a sample taken on April 25. The banned substance for which Werdum tested positive has yet to be revealed.
Now the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has come forward with a statement on the matter. Check out the UFC’s official statement down below:
“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Fabricio Werdum of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on April 25, 2018.
“USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Werdum. 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.”