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Friday, Aug 18, 2017

UFC 215: Junior dos Santos Pulled From Card Due to Potential Anti-Doping Violation

Junior dos Santos (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

The UFC has announced that Junior dos Santos will no longer fight Francis Ngannou on September 9th as scheduled.

On Friday, the promotion posted the statement below, which reports that the former heavyweight champ has been notified of a potential, anti-doping violation.

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Junior Dos Santos of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on August 10, 2017. Because of the proximity to Dos Santos upcoming scheduled bout at UFC 215 in Edmonton, Canada against Francis Ngannou, Dos Santos has been removed from the card and the UFC is currently seeking a replacement.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Dos Santos. 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.

posted by FCF Staff @ 7:03 pm
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