Grant Dawson flagged for potential anti-doping violation

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Featherweight Grant Dawson fought his way to a UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series, but the 23-year-old from Nebraska been notified of a potential UFC anti-doping policy violation.


The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Grant Dawson of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on October 18, 2017.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Dawson. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal 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.

A flagged test can lead to a two-year suspension, or it can lead to nothing, so the appropriate thing to do is assume nothing, and wait for the investigatory process to complete.