Former UFC featherweight Geraldo de Freitas has been suspended for a violation of the promotion’s anti-doping coverage.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Wednesday introduced an impartial arbitrator dominated de Freitas (13-6) ought to be suspended for 2 years for a violation dedicated whereas he was on the UFC roster.
Hearings for de Freitas’ case had been held in July and September. The Brazilian examined optimistic for exogenous administration of testosterone and/or its precursors in an out-of-competition check on Oct. 14, 2020. A Carbon Isotope Radio check decided the testosterone was of exterior origin.
At his listening to, de Freitas stated he was not sure how the check outcomes got here to be and that the optimistic consequence was from a testing error, or from his use of an allowed substance. But the arbitrator’s conclusion was there was no proof to assist these claims.
De Freitas’ two-year suspension is retroactive to Jan. 11, 2021.
De Freitas received his UFC debut in 2019 with a call over Felipe Colares. But then he had back-to-back cut up determination losses to Chris Gutierrez and Tony Gravely. In July, he submitted Marcos Cordeiro with a first-round armbar in a Shooto Brazil occasion.