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USADA informs Carlos Felipe of potential anti-doping violation

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced yesterday that heavyweight Carlos Felipe (8-0-0) was notified of a potential violation with respect to a July 29 out-of-competition sample.

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The UFC released a statement on its website.

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Carlos Felipe of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on July 29, 2017. Because of the proximity to Felipe’s upcoming scheduled bout in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on October 28, 2017, against Christian Columbo, Felipe has been removed from the card and UFC is currently seeking a replacement.

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

Felipe, 22, was removed from his originally scheduled UFC Fight Night 119 Sao Paulo debut bout against Christian Colombo (8-2-1). A replacement is currently being looked into.

The process 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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