Fabricio Werdum Notified of Potential Anti-Doping Violation
By FCF Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that former heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum has been notified of a potential, anti-doping violation from USADA.
Recently the promotion posted the statement 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.
Werdum’s last bout took place in March, and he was stopped by Alexander Volkov in the fourth round. On Monday, it was reported that Werdum was going to fight Alexey Oleynik on September 15th, in Moscow, Russia. The UFC, however, had not announced the match-up.