UFC’s Chad Mendes Notified of Potential Anti-Doping Violation
By FCF Staff
Chad Mendes is the latest UFC fighter who has been notified by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) of a potential anti-doping violation.
The perennial, featherweight contender has been flagged after taking an out-of-competition test, according to a statement the UFC has posted:
“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Chad Mendes of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection.
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 and fair review 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.”
The substance Mendes allegedly tested positive for was not disclosed.
The powerful wrestler hasn’t fought since December when he was stopped by Frankie Edgar. Mendes (17-4) is not currently booked for a bout.