Mirko Cro Cop Becomes First Fighter Suspended Under UFC’s New Anti-Doping Policy

It looks like there’s a lot more to the Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic story than first met the eye.

After pulling out of his scheduled UFC return bout and announcing his retirement due to injury, the MMA and kickboxing legend has apparently become the first fighter to pop hot under the new anti-doping policy administered by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

Specific details, including the substance that was found in Filipovic’s system, has not yet been revealed.

Below is the officiasl statement released by the UFC on Wednesday:

“UFC announced today that a scheduled bout between Mirko Cro Cop and Anthony Hamilton in Seoul, South Korea has been canceled. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has notified both Mirko Cro Cop and UFC that he has been provisionally suspended at this time due to a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Cro Cop. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time in the process.”

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