Two Fighters Flagged By USADA
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has come down on two fighters in one day, and one of them is at risk of serious punishment after failing his second test.
The two fighters flagged by USADA were Ricardo Abreu, a TUF Brazil 3 cast member, and heavyweight Justin Ledet.
Abreu (5-1, 1-1 UFC) last fought in June of 2015, losing a split decision to Jake Collier. He was then suspended for two years in July of 2016 for testing positive for two anabolic steroids. He is on suspension until July of 2018, but is now facing a longer suspension pending the details of a second positive test.
Ledet (8-0, 2-0 UFC) was informed of a potential violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample taken on January 12. He was set to face Dmitriy Sosnovskiy at UFC Fight Night 104 this weekend, but was pulled from the event due to an undisclosed issue earlier this week. It is unknown whether or not Ledet’s withdrawal from the card is related to his failed USADA test.
Ledet last beat Mark Godbeer by submission in November of last year.
USADA’s statement regarding Ledet’s potential failed test does specify what substance he tested positive for.