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Ben Rothwell Notified Of Potential Anti-Doping Violation

Ben Rothwell Notified Of Potential Anti-Doping Violation

UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell has been notified of a potential anti-doping violation by the USADA.

The UFC confirmed the news in a release.

Rothwell was expected to face Fabricio Werdum later this year at UFC 211 in a key heavyweight contest.

Below is the release:

“The UFC organization was formally notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Ben Rothwell of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on February 6, 2017.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed.

Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information or UFC statements will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”