Francisco Rivera informed of potential UFC anti-doping policy violation

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UFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera has been notified of a potential UFC anti-doping policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on July 23.

Here is the official UFC statement regarding the potential violation:

“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Francisco Rivera of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on July 23, 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. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”

Rivera last fought Erik Perez to a unanimous-decision loss UFC 201 on July 30, just seven days after the sample was collected.

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