UFC newcomer notified of potential USADA violation

August 18, 2017

Nick Roehrick was notified of a potential UFC anti-doping violation following an out-of-competition taken on August 8th.  Roehrick made his UFC debut in a light heavyweight loss to Jarod Cannonier at the TUF 25 Finale in July.

Roehrick had taken the fight with Cannonier on short notice.  Prior to that, he fought on the regional circuit.

The UFC provided a statement on the notification from USADA.

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Nick Roehrick of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on August 8, 2017.

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

Payout Perspective:

The 30-year-old faces a 2 year suspension from the UFC.  It will be interesting to see what happens with Roehrick since he just made his debut but the test occurred a month after his fight.  We will see what the response is and whether he will attempt to appeal.

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