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UFC light heavyweight hit with potential USADA anti-doping violation

MMA: The Ultimate Fighter-Cannonier vs Roehrick Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Can’t say they didn’t warn us.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight Nick Roehrick found himself in hot water on Thursday after United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) notified the once-beaten Floridian of a potential anti-doping violation.

From the official release:

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Nick Roehrick of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on August 8, 2017.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Roehnick. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.

The substance that triggered his positive test was not disclosed.

Roehrick steppe in on short notice to battle Jarod Cannonier at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 25 Finale last month in Las Vegas, Nevada. The knockout loss ended a seven-fight win streak and based on this latest news, it could be awhile before Roehrick gets a second shot at his first UFC win.

Stay tuned.

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