The UFC will be without one of its longest standing, top featherweight fighters until 2018, as Chad Mendes has reportedly been suspended for two years.
The news comes after it was announced last month that Mendes failed an out-of-competition test from USADA. At the time, the Team Alpha Male fighter said he didn’t “do my homework” and that he was going to “pay for it”.
MMA Fighting.com is reporting that Mendes tested positive for GHRP-6, which is a growth-hormone releasing hexapeptide.
Mendes’ suspension will run until June 10th, 2018 (two years from when his provisional suspension began).
The 31 year-old Mendes hasn’t fought since December when he was stopped by Frankie Edgar in the opening round.