Werdum was due to headline a Fight Night against Alexy Oleynik but now finds himself in violation of UFC’s anti-doping policy.
Fabricio Werdum has failed an out of competition drugs test. The former heavyweight champion was due to headline the UFC’s first event in Russia later this year.
As per policy, the banned substance was not made known.
Werdum’s manager Ali Abdel-Aziz was quoted as saying, “he did not take anything illegal. We are working with UFC officials very closely on this”.
It has yet been announced as to whtther or not Werdum’s proposed bout with Oleynik will go ahead.
The Brzaillian posted a statement on Instagram late on Tuesday evening.