The Las Vegas-based promotion announced that the 22-year-old Pole’s
failed test stemmed from an in-competition sample collected at
219. The full statement is as follows:
The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S.
Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed Michal Oleksiejczuk of a
potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an
in-competition sample collected in conjunction with his recent bout
Rountree at UFC 219 in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 30,
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy,
will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of
this case involving Oleksiejczuk, as it relates to the UFC
Anti-Doping Policy and future UFC participation. Because the Nevada
Athletic Commission was the regulatory body overseeing the fight in
Las Vegas and has licensing jurisdiction over Oleksiejczuk, USADA
will work to ensure that the Nevada Athletic Commission has the
necessary information to determine its proper judgment of
Oleksiejczuk’s potential anti-doping violation. Additional
information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process
Oleksiejczuk stepped in on short notice for Gokhan Saki
and earned a unanimous decision over Rountree at UFC 219 on Dec.
30. The victory improved the Polish prospect to 13-2 in his
professional career. However, if Oleksiejczuk is ultimately found
at to be at fault, his win will likely be overturned to a no
contest by the Nevada Athletic Commission.