The latest fighter to be flagged for a potential USADA anti-doping violation has left the UFC with a hole in this weekend’s UFC Houston card that simply won’t be filled. Heavyweight Justin Ledet has been flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the UFC announced today. Ledet had previously been pulled from the card, and his fight with Dmitriy Sosnovskiy nixed.
No reason was given when the scrap was originally pulled from the official line-up, but it would appear this potential violation would be the answer. Ledet (8-0) was coming off his second straight win in the promotion.
As is standard in potential violation cases, no indication of what banned substance was involved was given. The UFC’s official statement is below:
The UFC organization was formally notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Justin Ledet of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on January 12, 2017.
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 fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed.
Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information or UFC statements will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.