Chad Mendes was flagged for a possible USADA violation back in June and has been suspended for two years as a result.
USADA made the announcement today via their website.
Mendes was flagged during an out-of-competition test conducted on May 17. He tested positive for GHRP-6 (Growth Hormone-Releasing Hexapeptide). According to USADA the standard sanction for an anti-doping policy violation is a two-year period of ineligibility.
Mendes tweeted that he had not done his research when the news of the possible violation first broke.
The featherweight posted a video of him shadowboxing on a boat today, but did not comment on the suspension.
Mendes suspension is retro active to June 10, 2016 which means he will not be eligible to fight again until June 10, 2018.
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