Francisco Rivera Notified of Potential Anti-Doping Policy Violation

By Sherdog.com Staff Aug 18, 2016

When it rains, it pours.

In the midst of a three-fight losing streak, Francisco Rivera on Wednesday was notified of a potential violation of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s policy.

“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Francisco Rivera of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on July 23, 2016.

“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 fair legal review 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.”

Rivera, 34, dropped a unanimous decision to Erik Perez on July 30 at UFC 201. The former contender has a pro record of 11-7 and has lost five of his previous six contests.

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