UFC heavyweight Ruslan Magomedov receives lifetime ban from USADA

Ruslan Magomedov is the primary UFC fighter to obtain a lifetime ban from USADA.

The heavyweight veteran was handed down a lifetime sanction on Monday after sustaining his second and third violations of the UFC anti-doping coverage, USADA introduced.

Magomedov’s second violation was the results of an Oct. 10, 2018 out-of-competition urine pattern he offered which examined constructive for the banned substances Methyltestosterone metabolite 17α-methyl-5β-androstan-3α, 17β-diol, stanozolol metabolites Three’-hydroxystanozolol-O-glucuronide, 16β-hydroxystanozolol-O-glucuronide, and stanozolol-N-glucuronide, all of that are categorised as anabolic brokers.

Magomedov’s third violation got here on Feb. 5, 2019 as the results of “his refusal to finish the pattern assortment course of as requested by a doping management officer throughout an out-of-competition check,” per USADA.

“Refusing or failing to undergo pattern assortment, with out compelling justification, is a doping violation beneath the UFC Anti-Doping Coverage,” USADA wrote in a press release.

Magomedov, 32, final fought within the UFC in 2015, selecting up a call win over Shawn Jordan. He racked up Three-Zero file within the promotion, additionally notching determination victories over Viktor Pesta and Josh Copeland.

The Russian heavyweight beforehand accepted a two-year suspension for his first USADA violation as the results of an out-of-competition drug pattern collected on Sept. 7, 2016, which examined constructive for ostarine.

Magomedov holds a 14-1 skilled MMA file. Previous to his time within the UFC, he competed extensively on the Russian regional scene, selecting up wins over former UFC heavyweight champions Tim Sylvia and Ricco Rodriguez.

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