Fabricio Werdum Suspended For Two Years After Positive Test For Steroids
By FCF Staff
Former UFC heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum has been suspended for two years by USADA, after testing positive for banned substances earlier this year.
Recently the organization announced the following:
USADA announced today that UFC® athlete Fabricio Werdum, of Redondo Beach, Calif., has tested positive for a prohibited substance and received a two-year sanction for his anti-doping policy violation.
Werdum, 41, tested positive for trenbolone and its metabolite epitrenbolone following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on April 25, 2018. Trenbolone is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents and prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.
Werdum’s two-year period of ineligibility, the standard sanction for a first offense involving a non-Specified Substance, began on May 22, 2018, the date his provisional suspension was imposed.
The 41 year-old Brazilian fighter, who denied knowingly taking any type of banned substance, is coming off a KO loss to Alexander Volkov in March.