Francisco Rivera is the latest UFC fighter to be flagged by the USADA for a potential anti-doping violation.
Rivera, who fought Erik Koch last month at UFC 201, failed an out-of-competition test given to him a week before he battled Koch.
“USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case,” said the UFC in a statement released. “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.”
Rivera is 11-7 overall and on a three-fight losing streak inside the Octagon. The 34-year-old, who faces a possible two-year ban, is just 1-5 over his last six.