Second fighter notified of potential anti-doping violation

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

This was not a good day for the UFC, with two fighters notified of potential anti-doping violations. The first announced was Ricardo Abreu, who was already serving a two-year doping suspension. Next heavyweight Justin Ledet. The fighter had already been removed from his fight with Dmitriy Sosnovskiy at UFC Fight Night 104: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie on Saturday, February 4.


The UFC organization was formally notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Justin Ledet of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on January 12, 2017.

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 fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed.

Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information or UFC statements will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.

The Houston-based Ledet is a perfect 8-0 since turning pro in 2010, including two in the UFC.