UFC Heavyweight accepts USADA’s two-year sanction

October 20, 2017

Carlos Felipe has accepted a two-year sanction for a violation of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy.  The 22-year-old Brazilian Heavyweight’s UFC career is suspended before it ever began.

Felip tested positive for stanozolol metabolites, 16β-hydroxy-stanozolol and 3’hydroxy-stanozolol.  Per the USADA release, “Stanozolol is a non-Specified Susbstance in the category of Anabolic Agents and is prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World-Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.  Stanozolol is sometimes used to lose fat while retaining lean body mass.

Felipe was set for his debut fight in the UFC card in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 28th but an out of competition test on July 29th was flagged by USADA.  Prior to the UFC, he was 8-0 in his pro career.

Payout Perspective:

It’s a stiff penalty but at 22, Felipe can still return to the UFC (if they will want him) and still have a long MMA career.  Accepting the penalty likely meant that he did not have a good reason for the flagged test and it was better than attempting a lengthy legal battle.

 

 

One Response to “UFC Heavyweight accepts USADA’s two-year sanction”

  1. Jesse on October 22nd, 2017 7:41 PM

    The ufc HW division is full of problems.

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