Ali Bagautinov Tests Positive For EPO

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Russian UFC flyweight contender Ali Bagautinov is the latest fighter to test positive for performance enhancing drugs.

Following his UFC 174 main event fight against Demetrius Johnson back in June, Bagautinov was one of eight fighters who was subjected to a random drug test by the British Columbia Athletic Commission. He came up dirty and has been suspended from competing in British Columbia for a year .

According to a statement released by the commission on Thursday:

“Mr. Ali Bagautinov –€“ one of the two flyweight title fighters was tested out of competition on June 2, 2014. Results received by this office from the June 2 tests on Mr. Bagautinov were positive for erythropoietin, or EPO, €“ a substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. These results were not available prior to the UFC 174 event due to lab processing times.

“Mr. Bagautinov lost his bid for the flyweight title to Demetrious Johnson. I have suspended Mr. Bagautinov’s licence to compete in British Columbia for a period of one year.”

Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports says a statement from UFC President Dana White is forthcoming.

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