Azunna Anyanwu Fails USADA Drug Test, Faces Potential Anti-Doping Violation

By Tristen Critchfield Nov 3, 2017


Heavyweight Azunna Anyanwu has been flagged for a potential anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on Oct. 18.

The full statement from the UFC regarding Anyanwu is as follows:

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Azunna Anyanwu of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on October 18, 2017.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Anyanwu. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.


Anyanwu appeared on the first iteration of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, where he garnered a second-round knockout of Greg Rebello on July 11. He made his Octagon debut on Sept. 16, dropping a split decision against Justin Ledet at UFC Fight Night 116. The 36-year-old is 14-5 over the course of his pro career.

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