Diego Ferreira
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Carlos Diego Ferreira Out of Trujillo Fight for Possible Doping

And another one bites the dust.  Lightweight contender Carlos Diego Ferreira has been pulled from his upcoming fight with Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 88 for a “potential Anti-Doping Policy violation”.

The UFC issued the following statement:

“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed Carlos Diego Ferreira of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation, stemming from a recent out-of-competition sample collection. In accordance with the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, Ferreira has received a provisional suspension, and has been removed from his scheduled bout against Abel Trujillo on May 29 in Las Vegas.
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed.
UFC will announce a replacement opponent for Trujillo shortly, while additional violation information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”

Ferreira (12-2) is adamant the issue will be resolved and is “200% sure” he has not taken any substances on the USADA prohibited list as he stated in a tweet shortly after the news was made public.


Diego Ferreira

If the twitter comments are any indication, Diego Ferreira’s fan base still has faith in his integrity, even if the UFC may not.

At this time, a replacement opponent for Abel Trujillo has not yet been announced.