UFC featherweight Chad Mendes has been notified by USADA of a potential Anti-Doping violation due to an out-competition drug test he recently submitted.
The potential Anti-Doping violation was announced by the UFC in a statement today.
“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Chad Mendes of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection,” the UFC statement said. USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair review 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.”
Mendes (17-4) has dropped his last two fights and is 1-3 in his last four fights. His last fight came at the end of last year at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale and was defeated by Frankie Edgar in the first round by knockout.