UFC’s Felipe Olivieri Handed 2 Year Doping Suspension

Today the United States Anti-Doping Agency, the UFC’s anti doping policy administrator, announced that Felipe Olivieri has been handed a 2 year suspension after testing positive for a prohibited substance in an out-of-competition urine test on January 11, 2016.  The test revealed the presence of 5α-tetrahydromethyltestosterone and 5βtetrahydromethyltestosterone, which are metabolites of methyltestosterone.

Methyltestosterone is banned at all times (both in and out of competition) under the UFC / USADA anti doping policy.  Olivieri disputed the findings and proceeded to arbitration.

An independent Arbitrator for McLaren Global Sports Solutions, Inc. adjudicated the matter and handed Olivieri a 2 year ban.

The full reasons can be found here – felipe-olivieri-usada-arbitration-decison

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