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USADA compliance protocol pulls George Sullivan from UFC on FOX 20

UFC welterweight George Sullivan (17-5-0, 1NC) was removed from Saturday’s UFC on FOX 20 card due to a United States Anti-Doping Agency compliance issue.

Sullivan’s opponent Hector Urbina (17-9-1) will still weigh in in case the UFC can provide a replacement. If not, he will be rebooked at a future event.

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The UFC released the following statement yesterday on its website:

UFC competitor George Sullivan voluntarily disclosed information to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that could pose a potential compliance issue with the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. Out of an abundance of caution, Sullivan has been removed from his scheduled bout on Saturday night against Hector Urbina while USADA conducts an investigation into the matter. 

Urbina will still weigh in as a potential backup opponent should there be a need for him to compete in another bout on Saturday. Otherwise, he will be re-booked for another card in the near future.


Sullivan also released a statement on social media:

UFC on FOX 20 takes place July 23rd from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Holly Holm takes on Valentina Shevchenko in the main event.

Somebody feed Hector Urbina.


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

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