UFC Featherweight and Team Alpha Male product Chad ‘Money’ Mendes has been notified he is in potential violation of the USADA‘s anti-doping regulations, that is according to a statement on the UFC’s website.
The statement in full reads:
“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.”
Mendes has not fought since December last year at the TUF finale where he was knocked out in the first round by former UFC Lightweight Champion, Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar.
It was Mendes’ second loss in as many fights after being stopped in the second round by Conor McGregor in a battle for the interim Featherweight World Title.