Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight prospect, Ruslan Magomedov, jumped out to a perfect 3-0 start to his Octagon career, capturing wins over Viktor Pesta, Josh Copeland, and Shawn Jordan from early 2014 to late 2015.
He hasn’t been heard from since.
That’s because “The Leopard” was flagged by United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA) after flunking an out-of-competition drug test in late 2016, which led to a two-year disciplinary suspension. His UFC 230 return was put on hold for what appeared to be visa issues, but it’s now been revealed that Magomedov came back positive last October, then flat-out refused to take a follow-up test in February of this year.
USADA is sick of his shit and dropped the lifetime ban hammer.
USADA announced today that Ruslan Magomedov, of Krasnoyarsk, Russia, has received a lifetime sanction after his second and third violations of the UFC® Anti-Doping Policy.
Magomedov, 32, received a second violation after he tested positive for methyltestosterone metabolite 17α-methyl-5β-androstan-3α, 17β-diol, as well as stanozolol metabolites 3’-hydroxystanozolol-O-glucuronide, 16β-hydroxystanozolol-O-glucuronide, and stanozolol-N-glucuronide, as the result of an out-of-competition urine sample he provided on October 10, 2018. Methyltestosterone and stanozolol are non-Specified Substances in the class of Anabolic Agents and prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
The athlete’s third violation resulted from his refusal to complete the sample collection process as requested by a doping control officer during an out-of-competition test on February 5, 2019. Refusing or failing to submit to sample collection, without compelling justification, is a doping violation under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy.
You can read the full statement at the official USADA website here.
Magomedov has not commented on the ruling and there has been no social media activity since his October 2018 post, which celebrated Khabib Nurmagomedov’s submission win over Conor McGregor at UFC 229 in Las Vegas.
I guess those butthurt “Notorious” fans are resurfacing to get the last laugh.
“Fuckin steroid pussy, now stfu and sit at home for lifetime mothafucka,” Kory__95 wrote on Instagram. And not surprisingly, his profile pic is of McGregor.
“Bye bye UFC lol. Stupid cheater/Russian bitch,” said Prepare. Commit. Belong. That account has zero followers and zero posts. It does, however, follow one account. Any guesses as to who that might be?
In completely unrelated news, American MMA fans are the worst.