Thursday, December 9, 2021

No Sanctions For UFC Fighter Li Jingliang

Li Jingliang will avoid any punishment from the UFC or USADA for a failed drug test.

Jingliang’s May test came back for banned substances, but it is believed his result was contaminated by ingesting tainted meat.

The test was conducted following his win over Anton Zafir at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale.

Below is the complete release from the USADA:

“During its investigation into the circumstances that led to the positive test, USADA interviewed Jingliang and reviewed all available relevant evidence, including Jingliang’s whereabouts, dietary habits, and the laboratory reports demonstrating very low parts per billion concentrations of the prohibited substance in the athlete’s urine sample. USADA concluded that the presence of clenbuterol in the athlete’s sample very likely resulted from clenbuterol contaminated meat consumed in China. As a result, Jingliang will not face a period of ineligibility for his positive test. Furthermore, Jingliang’s competitive results from his bout on The Ultimate Fighter Finale card have not been disqualified because a sample collected in connection with that bout on July 8, 2016, by the Nevada State Athletic Commission was reported as negative.”

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