Guido Cannetti Accepts 10 Month Suspension From USADA

Guido Cannetti was set for action at UFC Fight Night 98 against Marco Beltran, but then the fight was pulled from the event after failing a drug test administered by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

The fighter failed an out of competition drug test, with substances like ostarine, stanozolol metabolites 16-hydroxystanozolol and 4-hydroxystanozolol, hydrochlorothiazide and chlorothiazide found in his sample.

Cannetti has since accepted a 10 month suspension from USADA, which is retroactive to the date of the failed drug test on October 28. That would be that Cannetti is going to be eligible to fight again on August 28 of this year.

USADA issued the following statement on Cannetti and his accepted suspension:

“After notifying Cannetti of his positive test, USADA obtained opened and sealed containers of a dietary supplement that Cannetti was using at the time of the relevant sample collection and that he declared on his doping control form. Although no prohibited substances were listed on the supplement label, testing conducted on the contents of both the opened and sealed containers by the WADA-accredited laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah, indicated that they contained the prohibited substances found in Cannetti’s sample. This product has since been added to the High Risk List of supplements maintained on USADA’s online dietary supplement safety education and awareness resource – Supplement 411. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, as well as the World Anti-Doping Code, the determination that an athlete’s positive test was caused by a contaminated product may result in a reduced sanction. The sanction for a doping offense resulting from the use of a contaminated product ranges from a reprimand and no period of ineligibility, at a minimum, to a two-year period of ineligibility, at a maximum.”

Despite the announcement from Cannetti and USADA, a future fight has yet to be announced by the fighter or the UFC.

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