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All your heroes are dead, if they ever existed at all.

Yeah, I’m talking about Junior dos Santos, the amiable Brazilian who won a UFC heavyweight championship and coached a season of TUF. He was supposed to fight Francis Ngannou soon, but apparently the USADA thinks he should stop ingesting tainted supplements.

As per an official UFC release:

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Junior Dos Santos of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on August 10, 2017. Because of the proximity to Dos Santos upcoming scheduled bout at UFC 215 in Edmonton, Canada against Francis Ngannou, Dos Santos has been removed from the card and the UFC is currently seeking a replacement.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Dos Santos. 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.