Jason Floyd - The MMA Report

Ricardo Abreu informed of potential Anti-Doping Policy violation

UFC middleweight Ricardo Abreu 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 that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Ricardo Abreu of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection. 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.”

Abreu (5-1) entered the UFC through The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 and was a semifinalist in the middleweight tournament. Since appearing on the reality show, he has gone 1-1 in the UFC and is coming off a split decision lost against Jake Collier at UFC Fight Night 68 last year.