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Fabricio Werdum Issues Statement After Recent USADA Test Failure

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The former heavyweight champion of the world issued a statement to his fans following the news that he failed a drug test administered by USADA.

Another former-champ, another failed USADA test it seems!

The former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum’s career is one that has contained many highlights.

The first man to submit both Fedor Emelianenko and Cain Velasquez could retire tomorrow and leave behind him a legacy as strong as any heavyweight contender in recent memory but with his last outing, a TKO loss to Alexander Volkov, it did finally appear as though his years on the big stage were finally catching up with him.

To make matters worse, the news emerged in recent days that he had tested positive for a banned substance according to USADA.

Werdum and his team vehemently denied this accusation from the off and in a statement made via his official Instagram recently, he made it clear that he would get to the bottom of it.

Fala galera Fui pego de surpresa com a notícia de que um dos exames colhidos pela USADA em abril deu positivo para uma substância proibida. Me coloquei à disposição da USADA e do UFC e estou trabalhando com a minha equipe para entender o que aconteceu. Eu sempre fui muito cuidadoso com tudo o que eu tomo e sempre apoiei o esporte limpo. Vocês podem ter certeza de que vamos esclarecer esse mal entendido e espero em breve poder voltar a fazer o que eu amo, que é lutar. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Hey guys, I got up this morning to the news that one of my urine samples from April tested positive for a prohibited substance. I am working with my team, the UFC and USADA to understand what happened. I’ve always been careful with everything I take and I’ve always supported a clean sport. We will work hard to solve this misunderstanding and I hope soon to be able to go back to the octagon and do what I love

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