Today USADA, the UFC’s privately hired anti doping program administrator, announced that Alex Gorgees has accepted a 16 month suspension for doping.
Gorgees tested positive for a metabolite of drostanolone and a long-term metabolite of dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (DHCMT) as the result of a urine sample provided in-competition on December 2, 2018 at UFC Fight Night in Adelaide, Australia. The substances continued to show up in subsequent tests. Gorgees was subsequently cut from the UFC.
Both substances are prohibited at all times under the UFC’s anti doping policy.
In receiving a reduced suspension of 16 months USADA noted that Gorgees’ “immediate” cooperation was key stating “Gorgees immediately came forward with detailed evidence of his use of prohibited substances before entering the UFC Anti-Doping Program and continued to cooperate throughout USADA’s investigation related to his use, even after his release from the UFC. As a result, Gorgees received a reduction from the maximum two-year period of ineligibility for a doping offense involving a non-Specified Substance.“