Chad Mendes given two-year ban for positive drug test

Former multiple time UFC featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes has been has been suspended two years by USADA for testing positive for GHRP-6 growth hormone.

The ban dates retroactively to June 10.

Brett Okamoto from ESPN announced the news.

The UFC announced earlier this year that two-time featherweight title contender Chad Mendeshas been flagged for a “potential Anti-Doping Policy violation” stemming from an out-of-competition drug test collected by USADA. The UFC did not specify the nature of the banned substance found in Mendes’ sample at the time.

Mendes has been out of action since Dec. 2015, when he suffered a first-round knockout loss at the hands of Frankie Edgar at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale.

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