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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.


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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.