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USADA informs Azamat Murzakanov of potential anti-doping violation

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) reported today that light heavyweight Azamat Murzakanov (7-0-0) was notified of a potential anti-doping infraction with respect to an out-of-competition Sept. 2 sample.

MMA Crossfire Vault – USADA news

The UFC released the following statement on its website.

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Azamat Murzakanov of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on September 2, 2017.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Murzakanov. 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.

Murzakanov was supposed to make his octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 112, but was substituted by Dominick Reyes.

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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