Rothwell notified of potential USADA violation

March 8, 2017

UFC Heavyweight Ben Rothwell has been notified of a potential UFC Anti-Doping Violation as USADA has flagged an out-of-competition sample from February 6th.  Rothwell was scheduled to face Fabricio Werdum at UFC 211 on May 13 in Dallas.

Per the UFC Anti-Doping policy, Rothwell is provisionally suspended pending the USADA investigation.

MMA Fighting obtained a statement from Rothwell which indicates he has been under the care of a physician and is “trying to overcome a medical illness.”

The UFC issued its standard statement when a fighter is provisionally suspended by USADA.

Payout Perspective:

It appears that we may have another case where a fighter will need to seek out a retroactive TUE due to the fact they ingested something that is on the prohibited list.  We’ll see if USADA is responsive.

3 Responses to “Rothwell notified of potential USADA violation”

  1. d on March 8th, 2017 9:26 PM

    Second time he’s been caught. He should get a very lengthy suspension.

  2. Cutch on March 9th, 2017 9:27 AM

    D it’s potential violation, he might be innocent, his past has nothing to do with it really as it was not a PED

  3. d on March 9th, 2017 8:29 PM

    Combining his performance which has seen a dramatic improvement and then add in the two test failures, it’s pretty obvious he’s cheating.

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