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USADA notifies Viscardi Andrade of potential anti-doping policy violation

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) noticed Brazilian welterweight VIscardi Andrade (19-7-0) yesterday of a potential infraction in a March 2016 out-of-competition urine sample.

No action has been taken as of yet as the process is still pending.

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The UFC released the following statement:

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Viscardi Andrade of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on March 7, 2016. The sample was collected from Andrade in Brazil and analyzed at the WADA accredited laboratory in Rio de Janeiro, and recently reported to USADA as containing a prohibited substance. 
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Andrade. It is important to note that, 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, including any ruling on Andrade’s victory over Richard Walsh in Brisbane, Australia on March 20, 2016.Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.

 Andrade defeated Richard Walsh via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 85 March 20th. The victory could be overturned if the anti-doping infraction is confirmed.
The investigation continues.
Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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