UFC bantamweight slugger Francisco Rivera has been notified of a potential UFC anti-doping policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on July 23. UFC officials today announced the finding after being informed of the result by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. “USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case,” the statement read. “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.” First violations under the UFC anti-doping policy typically carry a standard sanction of two years, though Rivera (11-7 MMA, 4-6 UFC) can first contest the finding.
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