UFC announced today that Cung Le tested positive for human growth hormone in a blood test that was taken on August 23rd for his oss to Michael Bisping at the UFC Fight Night Macau event in China last month.
As a result of the positive drug test, the UFC Middleweight contender has been suspended for nine months by the promotion.
UFC issued the following statement regarding the matter:
“Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, released a statement today regarding UFC middleweight Cung Le:
UFC middleweight Cung Le tested positive for an excess level of Human Growth Hormone in his system following his fight at UFC Fight Night in Macao, China on August 23. Due to his positive test result, Le was suspended by the UFC and notified that he violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by our athletes. Le will serve a nine-month suspension and, at its conclusion, will need to pass a drug test before competing in the UFC again.”