He’s no stranger to ‘popping hot’ however it was a little surprising when the news surfaced that the UFC’s Josh Barnett had fallen foul a USADA out-of-competition test after working his way back into the UFC’s good graces. The UFC has offered the following statement a short while ago:
‘The UFC organization was formally notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Josh Barnett of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on December 9, 2016.
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 fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed.
Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information or UFC statements will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.’
We will keep you informed as more details as the story unfolds.