Machida pulled from UFC on FOX for USADA violation

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

This weekend's UFC on FOX suffered the loss of it's co-main event today as the UFC released a statement revealing that Lyoto Machida had violated the USADA anti-doping policy:

The UFC organization was made aware today by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency  (USADA), the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, that Lyoto Machida declared the usage of a banned substance during an out-of-competition sample collection last week. Machida stated that he was unaware that the substance was prohibited both in and out of competition and, in accordance with the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, his disclosure of usage will be taken into consideration by USADA during any potential results management and adjudication process.

Given this information, UFC officials have elected to remove Machida from his scheduled bout against Dan Henderson this Saturday in Tampa, Fla. Henderson will be re-booked for a new bout in the near future.


Machida was scheduled for a rematch with Dan Henderson at this weekend's UFC on FOX 19 in Tampa, Florida.