Tibau has another “potential” anti-doping violation, USADA to handle investigation

The UFC and United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today a second potential failure of a drug test of Gleison Tibau (34-11-0). Unlike the first one, which was a potential out-of-competition failure, this one is a potential in-competition one, collected immediately after the bout on November 7th in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Tibau was provisionally suspended December 4th by USADA for the first potential violation.

He recently won a controversial technical submission win over Abel Trujillo in November at UFC Fight Night 77. That win could be overturned if the potential violation is confirmed.

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The UFC released the following on its website:

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has notified both Gleison Tibau and UFC that he has been provisionally suspended due to a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition test.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Gleison Tibau. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time in the process.

The UFC released this statement today:

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has notified both Gleason Tibau and UFC of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected immediately after his bout in Sao Paulo, Brazil on November 7, 2015. Tibau and UFC were previously notified that he had been provisionally suspended due to a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition test.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Tibau.  Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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