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T.J. Dillashaw Suspended Two Years By USADA After Failed Drug Test

April 9, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

T.J. Dillashaw won’t be fighting in the Octagon for two years after his recent failed drug test. USADA announced (per MMA Weekly) that Dillashaw has been suspended for two years after testing positive for EPO, a prohibited substance used in blood doping for conditioning purposes.

Dillashaw is not contesting the suspension, and will be suspended until January 18th, 2021.

The company’s statment notes: “Dillashaw, 33, tested positive for recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) as the result of an in-competition urine sample he provided on January 18, 2019. rHuEPO is a synthetic hormone used to stimulate the body’s production of red blood cells, thereby increasing oxygen transport and aerobic power, and is a prohibited substance.”

Dillashaw was also fined $10,000 for the drug test. He had announced last month that he was giving up the UFC bantamweight title over the doping violation.

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