Guido Cannetti Pulled From UFC FN 98 Due to USADA Flag
By FCF Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed that its November 5th card in Mexico City will no longer feature Guido Cannetti, as the fighter has been notified of a potential anti-doping violation.
Canneti was scheduled to fight Marco Beltran at the upcoming event. Recently the UFC posted the statement below:
The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Guido Cannetti of a potential Anti-Doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on October 5, 2016. USADA has provisionally suspended Cannetti based on the potential anti-doping violation.
Cannetti was scheduled to fight Marco Beltran next Saturday in Mexico City. The UFC is currently exploring whether a replacement to fight Beltran can be arranged.
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information or UFC statements will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.
The 36 year-old Cannetti hasn’t fought since last August when he earned a decision victory over Hugo Viana.