TJ Dillashaw’s nightmare surrounding UFC Fight Night Brooklyn continues as the fighter has relinquished the UFC Bantamweight Title after the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) discovered “adverse findings” in a drug test in line with the event.
The fighter announced the news via Instagram:
It should be noted that USADA and the UFC changed their policy regarding potential drug test failure announcements in 2018. Meaning that USADA would only make an announcement once due process was complete, so Dillashaw opted to release the news on his own accord.
A one year suspension has already been given to Dillashaw by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) according to Ariel Helwani of ESPN. That suspension is retroactive to the date of the drug test failure, meaning Dillashaw is able to return on January 19 of 2020. However, a separate suspension could also be issued by USADA, which hasn’t been announced at this time.
There has been no comment from the UFC as of this writing.