Little Nog notified of potential USADA violation

October 19, 2017

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has been flagged for a potential violation of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy.  The light heavyweight’s upcoming fight against Jared Cannonier has been scratched with The Killa Gorilla awaiting for a replacement.

The UFC released its standard statement regarding these matters.  A portion of which reads:

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Antonio Rogerio Nogueira of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on September 27, 2017. Due to the proximity of Nogueira’s upcoming scheduled bout at UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LAWLER vs. DOS ANJOS in Winnipeg, Canada on December 16, 2017 against Jared Cannonier, Nogueira has been removed from the card and the UFC is currently seeking a replacement.

Payout Perspective:

If Nogueira cannot absolve himself of this wrongdoing, it could spell the end for the 41-year-old’s career in the UFC.  This would be Nogueira’s first violation which would be a 2-year sanction unless he is able to mitigate the case with USADA.

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