Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum has been notified of a potential drug testing violation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
A statement was issued by the UFC on the matter:
The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Fabricio Werdum of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on April 25, 2018.
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Werdum. 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.
This potential violation could affect the rumored main event of the UFC Fight Night Moscow card, which was potentially going to see Werdum take on Aleksei Oleinik.
If Werdum is found guilty on the potential violation, it could mean a one year or longer suspension for the former heavyweight champion.