UFC officials announced that Emil Weber Meek will not be competing on September 3 at UFC Fight Night 93 after the fighter disclosed information to the UFC regarding a medical treatment.
Meek, coming off a victory over Rousimar Palhares in Italy, was set to take on Jessin Ayari at the Hamburg, Germany card. The event features Josh Barnett vs. Andrei Arlovski and airs on UFC Fight Pass.
Here is the complete statement from the UFC:
“As part of the athlete onboarding process, Emil Meek voluntarily disclosed medical treatment he received prior to signing with UFC that is potentially out of compliance with UFC’s Anti-Doping Policy. As a result, Meek will not compete in his previously scheduled bout on September 3, 2016 in Hamburg, Germany in order to allow him time to consult with his physician and evaluate his medical treatment.
“Given Meek’s medical treatment occurred before his signing with UFC, he is not subject to any potential anti-doping violations under the policy relating to that treatment. However, UFC is requiring Meek to be enrolled in USADA’s registered testing pool for a period of four months before he is placed on a fight card in the future.”
Below is the current lineup:
Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett
Light Heavyweight: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jan Blachowicz
Light Heavyweight: Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latif
Middleweight: Scott Askham vs. Jack Hermansson
Welterweight: Peter Sobotta vs. Nicolas Dalby
Heavyweight:: Jarjis Danbo vs. Christian Colombo
Lightweight: Nick Hein vs. Tae Hyun Bang
Lightweight: Rustam Khabilov vs. Reza Madadi
Bantamweight: Brad Pickett vs. Henry Briones
Strawweight: Michelle Waterson vs. Aisling Daly