End of the road?
Former UFC heavyweight champion, Fabricio Werdum was notified recently of a failed out of competition test, the result has led to a 41-year-old receiving a 2-year ban.
“USADA announced today that UFC® athlete Fabricio Werdum, of Redondo Beach, Calif., has tested positive for a prohibited substance and received a two-year sanction for his anti-doping policy violation.”
Werdum tested positive for two banned substances from the April 25th test
“Werdum, 41, tested positive for trenbolone and its metabolite epitrenbolone following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on April 25, 2018. Trenbolone is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents and prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.”
This suspension leaves Werdum in a strange position, he is 41 and at this age, most mixed martial artists are in the twilight of their career if not retired. Heavyweight fighters though have been able to push out an extra few years. The strange position for Werdum is what does he do next? does he sit out his suspension and return to the UFC to finish his career or does he take flight and head back to Japan or somewhere that USADA has no control over tests. Being so soon after the test, nothing has been made public.
Information regarding the failed test can be found HERE