UFC Issues Statement Regarding Chad Mendes’ Potential USADA Anti-Doping Violation

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As noted, former three-time UFC Featherweight title contender Chad Mendes was flagged by USADA for a potential out-of-competition Anti-Doping Violation.

On Saturday evening, UFC.com issued the following official statement regarding the matter:

“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Chad Mendes of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection.

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. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”

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