UFC pulls George Sullivan from Saturday’s UFC on Fox 20 card due to “potential compliance issue” with USADA

Saturday’s UFC on Fox 20 event in Chicago is down a fight, as George Sullivan has potentially run afoul of USADA. The welterweight was slated to face Hector Urbina on the night’s preliminary card, but the UFC announced on Thursday that a voluntary disclosure to USADA has led to them pulling him from the card.

“UFC competitor George Sullivan voluntarily disclosed information to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that could pose a potential compliance issue with the UFC Anti-Doping Policy,” read a statement from the UFC. “Out of an abundance of caution, Sullivan has been removed from his scheduled bout on Saturday night against Hector Urbina while USADA conducts an investigation into the matter. Urbina will still weigh in as a potential backup opponent should there be a need for him to compete in another bout on Saturday. Otherwise, he will be re-booked for another card in the near future.”

The event is now down to 11 fights, with three airing on UFC Fight Pass, and eight airing on Fox beginning at 6PM ET. The card is headlined by the return of Holly Holm as she takes on Valentina Shevchenko.

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