Emil Weber Meek has been pulled from his UFC debut in September at UFC Fight Night 93 in Hamburg after disclosing medical treatment prior to his signing that may have had him “out of compliance” with the UFC/USADA policy.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the UFC made clear that Meek has not failed any drug tests, and will not be subject to sanctions for his revelation of this medical treatment. However, they will not book him until he’s been in their random testing pool for four months.
Full UFC statement below:
“As part of the athlete onboarding process, Emil Meek voluntarily disclosed medical treatment he received prior to signing with UFC that is potentially out of compliance with UFC’s Anti-Doping Policy. As a result, Meek will not compete in his previously scheduled bout on September 3, 2016 in Hamburg, Germany in order to allow him time to consult with his physician and evaluate his medical treatment.
“Given Meek’s medical treatment occurred before his signing with UFC, he is not subject to any potential anti-doping violations under the policy relating to that treatment. However, UFC is requiring Meek to be enrolled in USADA’s registered testing pool for a period of four months before he is placed on a fight card in the future.
Meek, who knocked out former UFC fighter and WSOF Champ Rousimar Palhares in Italy earlier this year, had been scheduled to face Jessin Ayari on the Sept. 3 card.
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