Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Faces Potential Anti-Doping Violation, Pulled from UFC on Fox 26
By: Tristen Critchfield Oct 19, 2017
UFC light heavyweight Antonio
Rogerio Nogueira is facing a possible anti-doping violation
stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on Sept.
The UFC released a statement on Nogueira’s positive test on
Thursday. As a result, “Minotouro” has been removed from a
scheduled clash against Jared
UFC on Fox 26 on Dec. 16. The promotion is currently seeking a
replacement opponent for Cannonier.
USADA will handle results management and adjudication of Nogueira’s
case. The 41-year-old Brazilian is entitled to a full legal review
process before any sanctions are imposed.
Nogueira hasn’t competed since November 2016, when he suffered a
third-round technical knockout loss to Ryan Bader in
the UFC Fight Night 100 main event. The former Pride Fighting
Championships star has been victorious in just three of his last
eight Octagon appearances.
UFC on Fox 26 takes place at MTS Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba,
Canada and is headlined by a welterweight clash between Robbie
Lawler and Rafael dos