Heavyweight jiu-jitsu master and part-time boomerang thrower Fabricio Werdum was allegedly going to headline the UFC’s first venture into Moscow, Russia. Unfortunately, pesky USADA had to give him an out-of-competition quiz on what and what not to put into your system, and, well, the former UFC champ failed.
The good news is that, if this is for something accidentally ingested in a legal supplement, Werdum will be back after an investigation by USADA.
The bad news: that investigation usually takes about 18 years.
Werdum, you’ve let us down, bro. We needed a fighter funded by a Chechen warlord for the first UFC in Russia. Now we’ll get… I don’t know… a Russian fighter versus an actual bear or something.
Here’s the UFC’s statement on the matter.
The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Fabricio Werdum of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on April 25, 2018.
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Werdum. 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.