Diego Ferreira is the latest UFC fighter to come under question by the USADA for a possible anti-doping violation.
Ferreira (12-2) was set to make his sixth appearance with the promotion at UFC Fight Night 88 later this month vs. Abel Trujillo. Officials are looking to find a replacement to keep Trujillo on the card.
Below is a statement from the UFC regarding Ferreira, along with the current lineup:
“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed Carlos Diego Ferreira of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation, stemming from a recent out-of-competition sample collection. In accordance with the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, Ferreira has received a provisional suspension, and has been removed from his scheduled bout against Abel Trujillo on May 29 in Las Vegas.
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.
UFC will announce a replacement opponent for Trujillo shortly, while additional violation information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”
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