UFC Heavyweight Ben Rothwell Notified of Potential Anti-Doping Violation
By: Tristen Critchfield Mar 7, 2017
Rothwell’s UFC 211 bout vs. Fabricio
Werdum could be in jeopardy, as the heavyweight has been
notified of a potential anti-doping violation.
Rothwell’s failed drug test stems from an out-of-competition sample
collected on Feb. 6. The substance for which Rothwell tested
positive was not disclosed.
As usual, USADA will handle the results management and appropriate
adjudication of the case. Rothwell is entitled to a full legal
process before any sanctions are imposed.
Rothwell was scheduled to face Werdum at UFC 211 on May 13 in
Dallas, but the Wisconsin native has been provisionally suspended
as a result of the potential anti-doping violation. The 35-year-old
last appeared at UFC Fight Night 86, where he suffered a unanimous
decision loss to Junior dos
Rothwell's management provided the following statement to
MMAFighting.com: “With the recent news received from USADA, I
would like to take this time to let everyone know I have been under
the care of a physician and trying to overcome a medical