George Sullivan Says ‘Natural Supplement’ Led to Removal from UFC on Fox 20

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 22, 2016

George Sullivan was shocked when he learned of his removal from Saturday’s UFC on Fox 20 card due to a potential "compliance issue” with the promotion’s Anti-Doping Policy.

“As anyone that knows me or follows me on social media is aware, I am an outspoken advocate for keeping MMA clean of PEDs. I was shocked when I was told that I could not fight this weekend,” Sullivan wrote on Facebook. “I did not fail a test. I was pulled from the card due to a natural supplement being on my list of supplements that I voluntarily disclosed to USADA. This supplement has been on my list that I have disclosed to both the UFC and USADA prior to my previous fights.

“I have been tested for PEDs countless times in my career by different testing authorities, including USADA. I have never tested positive for any banned substances.”

Sullivan was slated to face Hector Urbina in a preliminary welterweight bout at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday night. Instead, the five-time Octagon veteran is left with out a fight as USADA investigates his situation.

“I want to thank everyone that supports me,” he wrote. “I plan to do whatever it takes to clear my name. I am confident that my name will be cleared.”


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