Werdum Flagged By USADA For Potential Violation
Fabricio Werdum has been flagged by the United States Anti-Doping Association (USADA) for a potential violation from an out-of-competition test from this past April.
UFC released a statement on their official website that reads: “The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Fabricio Werdum of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on April 25, 2018.”
“USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Werdum. 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.”
Werdum, a former UFC heavyweight champion, has not fought since March when he was knocked out by Alexander Volkov in the fourth round of their UFC Fight Night main event in London. It had been previously reported that Werdum would fight Alexey Oleynik in the main event of the September 15 UFC event that will take place in Moscow.