Tom Lawlor has been given a provisional suspension due to a potential failed drug test from an out-of-competition test given last month, the UFC announced.
Lawlor, who lost to Corey Anderson at UFC 196 earlier this year, has been with the UFC since 2008. He is 10-6 with a no-contest in his career, including six Octagon wins.
Below is the complete statement from the UFC:
The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Tom Lawlor of a potential Anti-Doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on October 10, 2016. USADA has provisionally suspended Lawlor based on the potential anti-doping violation.
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.