The UFC announced recently that former three-time title contender Chad Mendes failed an out-of-competition drug test performed by the USADA.
Mendes (17-4) has posted an 8-4 record inside the Octagon, with three of those defeats coming for the featherweight title.
Below is the complete press release from the UFC:
“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Chad Mendes of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection.
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 and fair review 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.”