USADA has suspended Chad Mendes for testing positive for Growth Hormone-Releasing Hexapeptide following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on May 17th. GHRP-6 is a prohibited substance in the class of Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors, Related Substances and Mimetics under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
When the news came out about Mendes testing for a banned substance last month, Mendes Tweeted: I didn't do my homework and that was a big mistake. I own it and I'm going to pay for it.
Mendes is ranked #4 at featherweight, but will be removed from the rankings as a penalty for the positive test.
The other 2 fighters to receive 2 year bans so far are Mirko Filipovic and Gleison Tibau.
In July 2014 Mendes said: “I’d probably say at least 80 percent of fighters are probably taking something. You know, there’s guys that are coming back from injury trying to take it. Whether it’s them trying to survive, pay their mor
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