UFC Clarifies Cung Le Suspended For One Year
By FCF Staff
After announcing on Tuesday that Cung Le has failed a recent drug test, and has been suspended for nine months, the promotion has announced the feared striker’s suspension is longer.
On Wednesday, the UFC released the following statement, which has clarified that the 42 year-old Le has in fact been suspended for one year.
After review by UFC Senior Management, an error was discovered regarding the length of Cung Le’s suspension due to a failed drug test. While originally stated as nine months, the correct suspension period to be enforced is 12 months.
Le tested positive for an excess level of Human Growth Hormone in his system following his fight at UFC Fight Night in Macao, China on August 23. He will still be required to pass a drug screening before being allowed to compete in the UFC following the completion of his suspension.
Le was stopped by Michael Bisping in the fourth round of the August 23rd bout, and is 3-2 in his last 5 fights.