chad mendes

Say it ain’t so…

It seems another UFC fighter is in trouble with USADA. Team Alpha Male star and featherweight contender Chad Mendes has recently tested positive for a banned substance during out of competition testing. Thought of as one of UFC truly genuine guys, the news came as a shock to the MMA community. UFC put out the following statement on Friday evening:

“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.”

Now before we get ahead of ourselves, we have to remember that sample results could bring up a number of things. Not necessarily steroids, things like recreational drugs or certain protein powders can cause fighters to piss hot with the new USADA rules and stringent requirements. If he is found guilty however, this could be a big blow to his career as he’s already mentioned retirement in interviews as well as taking time off to focus on his celebrity hunting business. Hopefully this turns out to be a Yoel Romero, and only a few months of suspension is warranted, if not, it seems another Alpha Male has bit the dust.

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