UFC welterweight Stefan Sekulic is the latest fighter to face a lengthy suspension under the UFC’s Anti-Doping Policy, after testing positive for anabolic agents at UFC Moscow.
Another fighter has been handed a lengthy ban from the UFC by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. On Tuesday, USADA announced via a press release that Serbia’s Stefan Sekulic had been banned from competing for two years, after testing positive for multiple banned substances. Sekulic, a welterweight, last competed at UFC Moscow (UFC Fight Night 136) in September, losing his UFC debut against Ramazan Emeev.
Per Tuesday’s press release, Sekulic tested positive for drostanolone and its metabolites, as well as a metandienone metabolite, in an in-competition test at the Fight Night event. The ban means he’ll be out of action until the Fall of 2020.
From Tuesday’s announcement,
Sekulic, 26, tested positive for drostanolone and its metabolites, as well as a metabolite of metandienone, following an in-competition test conducted at UFC Fight Night in Moscow, Russia, on September 15, 2018. These are non-Specified Substances in the class of Anabolic Agents and prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
Sekulic’s two-year period of ineligibility began on October 31, 2018, the date on which he was provisionally suspended from competition.
Prior to joining the UFC for UFC Moscow, Sekulic (12-3) had spent his entire career competing under the Serbian Battle Championship banner.