UFC Heavyweight suspended two years by USADA

October 25, 2019

UFC Giacomo Lemos has accepted a two-year sanction for testing positive for drostanolone and its metabolite according to a statement from USADA.

The heavyweight has yet to fight in the UFC but a drug test was flagged by USADA from July 9, 2019.

Via USADA release Lemos the 30 year old Brazilian tested positive for drostanolone and its metabolite 2α-methyl-5α-androstan-3α-ol-17-one as the result of an out-of-competition urine sample.  It is an anabolic steroid that helps performance enhancement.

The announcement was issued on Thursday prior to Nate Diaz’s tweet that he would not be fighting at UFC 244 due to an adverse finding from a drug test.

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