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USADA compliance protocol forces Emil Meek off UFC Fight Night 93

UFC welterweight rookie Emil Weber Meek (8-2-1) has been removed from Hamburg’s UFC Fight Night 93 card in Germany due to a United States Anti-Doping Agency compliance issue.

It’s not a potential anti-doping violation, but rather a potential out-of-compliance infraction.

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The UFC released a statement on its website that pretty much explains the 27-year-old Norwegian’s situation:

“As part of the athlete onboarding process, Emil Meek voluntarily disclosed medical treatment he received prior to signing with UFC that is potentially out of compliance with UFC’s Anti-Doping Policy. As a result, Meek will not compete in his previously scheduled bout on September 3, 2016 in Hamburg, Germany in order to allow him time to consult with his physician and evaluate his medical treatment.

“Given Meek’s medical treatment occurred before his signing with UFC, he is not subject to any potential anti-doping violations under the policy relating to that treatment. However, UFC is requiring Meek to be enrolled in USADA’s registered testing pool for a period of four months before he is placed on a fight card in the future.”

So basically, Meek must have 4 months of USADA testing enrolment under his belt before he can compete in his first UFC bout.

UFC Fight Night 93 takes place September 3rd at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Andre Arlovski takes on Josh Barnett in the heavyweight main event.


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

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