Magny Pulled By USADA Off Of UFC Rochester

–Update–

Neil Magny confirmed that he was pulled from Saturday’s event in Rochester, New York, due to an out of competition drug sample testing positive by USADA.

 

 

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As many of you know, I had to withdraw from my sceduled bout against Vicente Luque on Saturday, May 18th. I want to apologize to him, as I know how difficult it is to lose an opponent days out from a fight. Throughout my MMA career I have been very transparent. I am not afraid to admit when I am in the wrong. On Saturday, May 11, 2019, I recieved an email from USADA stating that I have been flagged due to an “out of competition drug test”. The flag was due to a metabolite of the substance “Di-Hydroxy-LGD-4033”. I have fully cooperated with USADA thus far to determine how this substance was found in the sample I provided them on May 5, 2019. I have always been an advocate for the strict drug testing in the UFC, even to the extent of opting for my collected samples to be used for research purposes by USADA. I know without a doubt that I have done everything according to the standards set by USADA. I have faith in USADA that this situation will resolved in a timely manner and that I will be cleared of any wrong doing. To all of my fans and supporters, thank you. I assure you that I have not let you down.

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“As many of you know, I had to withdraw from my scheduled bout against Vicente Luque on Saturday, May 18th,” Magny wrote on Instagram.

“I want to apologize to him, as I know how difficult it is to lose an opponent days out from a fight. Throughout my MMA career I have been very transparent. I am not afraid to admit when I am in the wrong. On Saturday, May 11, 2019, I recieved an email from USADA stating that I have been flagged due to an “out of competition drug test”. The flag was due to a metabolite of the substance “Di-Hydroxy-LGD-4033”. I have fully cooperated with USADA thus far to determine how this substance was found in the sample I provided them on May 5, 2019. I have always been an advocate for the strict drug testing in the UFC, even to the extent of opting for my collected samples to be used for research purposes by USADA. I know without a doubt that I have done everything according to the standards set by USADA. I have faith in USADA that this situation will resolved in a timely manner and that I will be cleared of any wrong doing. To all of my fans and supporters, thank you. I assure you that I have not let you down.

Magny’s announcement goes against  USADA’s new rule regarding drug tests, not publicly announcing drug test failures or suspensions until the adjudication process has ended.”


 

The co-main event for the UFC’s return to ESPN+ is down half of its co-main event as Neil Magny has been pulled from his fight against Vicente Luque.

Initially reported by MMA Junkie, the welterweight contender was pulled on Monday night by the UFC due to undisclosed reasons, five nights away from UFC on ESPN+ 10 from the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester New York.

Luque has won eight of his nine last fights and is currently riding a four-fight winning streak capped by a TKO win over Bryan Barberena at UFC on ESPN 1.

Magny was looking to rebound from his most recent fourth-round knockout loss to Santiago Ponzinivvio at UFC Fight Night 140.

MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kevin Lee
Vicente Luque vs. opponent TBA
Ian Heinisch vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
Megan Anderson vs. Felicia Spencer
Nik Lentz vs. Charles Oliveira
Austin Hubbard vs. Davi Ramos

PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 5 p.m. ET)

Sijara Eubanks vs. Aspen Ladd
Desmond Green vs. Charles Jourdain
Michel Pereira vs. Danny Roberts
Grant Dawson vs. Mike Trizano
Patrick Cummins vs. Ed Herman
Zak Cummings vs. Trevin Giles
Julio Arce vs. Julian Erosa

Report: MMA Junkie

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