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UFC Issues Statement Over Ali Bagautinov Failing Drug Test

Andrew Ravens

Ali Bagautinov

UFC released the following statement regarding Ali Bagautinov’s drug test failure for his recent title fight against Demetrious Johnson:

“UFC 174 competitor Ali Bagautinov has been suspended by the British Columbia Athletic Commission for testing positive for erythropoietin (EPO). He was also informed that his positive test violated the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC. The UFC has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents by our athletes. Bagautinov will serve a one-year suspension and must pass a drug test at the conclusion of his suspension before receiving clearance to compete in the UFC again.”

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