UFC welterweight Li Jingliang will not face sanctions despite testing positive for for a prohibited substance, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency officials today announced. In a sample collected prior to his July win over Anton Zafir at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale, Jingliang tested positive for “for trace amounts of clenbuterol,” according to USADA officials, who independently administer the UFC’s anti-doping program. However, a subsequent investigation revealed the substance, which is prohibited at all times, was “ingested by him without fault or negligence.” The Chinese fighter provided the out-of-competition urine sample in question on May 18. However, USADA officials determined Jingliang’s positive result was likely due to ingesting animal proteins that were tainted with the anabolic agent. Related: As MMA turns focus to China, UFC's Li Jingliang brings advice home to country's fighters “During its investigation into the circumstances that led to the positive test, USADA interviewed Jingliang and reviewed all available relevant evidence, including Jingliang’s whereabouts, dietary habits, and the laboratory reports demonstrating very low parts per billion concentrations of the prohibited substance in the athlete’s urine sample,” USADA’s statement reads

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