Chad Mendes Busted By USADA For Anti Doping Violation & The UFC’s Statement

The UFC was notified today by the USADA that top featherweight contender Chad Mendes has been flagged for a “potential Anti-Doping Policy violation” from an out of competition test. The UFC did not mention the substance Mendes has been flagged for. Check out the UFC’s statement below.


“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Chad Mendes of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”