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Another one bites the dust.

This time it's former The Ultimate Fighter competitor, Ricardo Abreu whose been suspended. Abreu failed an out-of-competition drug test on June 3 and has been suspended for two years.

According to USADA he was flagged for two substances, 19-norandrosterone (19-NA) and 19-noretiocholanolone – both metabolites of banned anabolic steroids.

Abreu, who is 32, is coming off a loss to Jake Collier at UFC Fight Night 86. Prior to that he was undefeated. He was scheduled for two separate fights since his loss to Collier in 2015 but had to pull out due to injury.

He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and is the fourth UFC fighter to get a two-year ban from USADA due to an anti-doping violation. The others were Mirko Cro Cop, Gleison Tibau and Chad Mendes.

The fate of Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar has not yet been decided.

Abreu is eligible to fight again July 1, 2018.


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