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USADA informs UFC of Ricardo Abreu’s potential anti-doping infraction

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed the UFC of a potential anti-doping infraction with respect to Ricardo Abreu’s out-of-competition sample.

The process is still ongoing, but as the UFC’s independent contractor, USADA will handle all aspects of the situation.

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The UFC released a statement today on its website:

“The UFC organization was notified that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Ricardo Abreu 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.”

Abreu (5-1-0) lost a split-decision in his last bout to Jake Collier at UFC Fight Night 68.


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

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