UFC Fighter Will Not Be Suspended For Positive Drug Test


The UFC and USADA recently announced that it will not suspend Ning Guangyou after his failed drug test. Guangyou tested positive for clenbuterol from a test done back in May, but it came about due to a contaminated meat product, so Guangyou was cleared of any wrongdoing.

However, the promotion has then moved his planned UFC 202 fight vs. Marlon Vera to the next week in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at UFC on Fox 21. The company released a statement that said the following:

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"The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, has completed an investigation into the circumstances of a positive test for Ning Guangyou, resulting in a no-fault sanction with no period of ineligibility. In late July, UFC was made aware of USADA's investigation into the source of the prohibited substance clenbuterol in an out of competition sample collected from Ning Guangyou. Given it was initially unclear as to the timing of the resolution of the investigation, UFC made the decision to move Guangyou's scheduled bout against Marlon Vera on August 20, 2016 at UFC 202 to UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Condit in Vancouver, BC on August 27, 2016."

Guangyou made his bantamweight in his last fight on November 28, 2015 in a losing effort against Marco Beltran at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Masvidal in Seoul, South Korea.

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