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James Mulheron pulled from UFC Shanghai due to potential USADA violation

MMA: UFC Fight Night-Mulheron vs Willis Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

Yet another Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) competitor has landed in the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) doghouse, as heavyweight James Mulheron was notified of a potential violation earlier today (Sat., Nov. 18, 2017) tracing back to an out-of-competition sample collected on Nov. 10.

As a result, Mulheron has been pulled from his upcoming tilt with French prospect Cyril Asker at UFC Fight Night 122 on Nov. 25 from Shanghai, China. The promotion is currently looking for a replacement opponent for Asker.

Mulheron, who lost his UFC debut against Justin Willis this past July in Scotland, will have his just chance to prove his innocence, but this isn’t a good look for the English knockout artist. His bout opposite Asker would have marked the third time Mulheron fought in 2017.

UFC Fight Night 122, which will be headlined by a middleweight tilt between former UFC champion Michael Bisping and rising contender Kelvin Gastelum, will now proceed with 11 bouts.

For complete UFC Fight Night 122 fight card news click here.

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