Fabricio Werdum suspended two years by USADA for a failed test for Trenbolone
USADA announced that former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will undergo a two-year suspension due to a failed drug test. Werdum tested positive for trenbolone and its metabolite epitrenbolone following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on April 25, 2018. Trenbolone is an androgen and anabolic steroid (AAS) of the nandrolone group. The suspension is retroactive beginning May 22nd of this year. He will be eligible to compete again in May of 2020.
At 41 years of age, this suspension likely marks the end of Werdum’s career in the UFC. The former champion is perennially ranked in the top five. He will have an opportunity to appeal his suspension, but you can expect to not see Werdum in the Octagon anytime soon. Werdum issued a statement back in May when he was notified.