Carlos Diego Ferreira has been pulled from this month’s UFC Fight Night 88 event after being flagged for a potential USADA violation in an out of competition drug test.
He was slated to face Abel Trujillo on the May 29 card in Las Vegas, and the UFC released a statement regarding his removal on Friday.
“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed Carlos Diego Ferreira of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation, stemming from a recent out-of-competition sample collection. In accordance with the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, Ferreira has received a provisional suspension, and has been removed from his scheduled bout against Abel Trujillo on May 29 in Las Vegas.”
The 31-year-old Ferreira is 3-2 in the UFC, most recently defeating Olivier Aubin-Mercier in January. As this was an out of competition test coming after that fight, that win won’t be affected.
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