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Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum received a 10-month reduction to his two-year USADA suspension (now eligible on April 1, 2020) due to providing “substantial assistance” to USADA. pic.twitter.com/inv1uE1v2N— Michael Fiedel (@MichaelFiedel) January 16, 2020
Werdum, 42, received a reduction from the otherwise applicable period of ineligibility due to substantial assistance. Under the applicable rules, an athlete facing a period of ineligibility who provides information that leads to the discovery of another violation or which results in a criminal or disciplinary body discovering an offense, is eligible for a sanction reduction.
On April 25, 2018, he tested positive for trenbolone and its metabolite epitrenbolone following an out-of-competition urine test. Trenbolone is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents and prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy and the UFC Prohibited List. Werdum's two-year period of ineligibility began on May 22, 2018, the date his provisional suspension was imposed.