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George Sullivan Receives Provisional Suspension for Potential UFC Anti-Doping Violation

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George Sullivan

UFC welterweight George Sullivan was supposed to fight Hector Urbina in the UFC on FOX 20 early prelims in July, but that was before he was unexpectedly pulled from the fight card for a potential conflict with the promotion’s anti-doping policy. On Wednesday, Sullivan was provisionally suspended by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, which administers the UFC Anti-Doping Policy.

“UFC was made aware today by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, that it has informed George Sullivan of a potential anti-doping violation and provisional suspension based on his declaration of a prohibited substance,” read a UFC statement on Wednesday.

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“UFC previously announced that Sullivan voluntarily disclosed this information to USADA and, out of an abundance of caution, Sullivan was removed by UFC from his scheduled bout on July 23, 2016, in Chicago. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, Sullivan’s declaration of the use can be taken into consideration by USADA during the results management and adjudication process.”

While Sullivan readily admits that he disclosed the information that caused his removal from the UFC on FOX 20 bout and resulted in the provisional suspension, he wrote on Facebook in July that he had revealed the same information in the past, which has never before resulted in him not being allowed to fight.

“As anyone that knows me or follows me on social media is aware, I am an outspoken advocate for keeping MMA clean of PEDs. I was shocked when I was told that I could not fight (at UFC on FOX ….View full article

Source:: mmaweekly