UFC heavyweight Justin Ledet has been notified of a potential anti-doping violation, according to a statement released by the promotion on Wednesday.
Ledet tested positive in an out-of-competition sample collected by United States Anti-Doping Agency on Jan. 12. The substance for which Ledet tested positive was not revealed, and USADA will handle results management and any possible sanctions going forward. Ledet is entitled to a full legal review process before any sanctions are imposed.
Ledet, 28, is unbeaten in nine professional outings, with a no contest against Brice Ritani-Coe due to an inadvertent eye poke at Legacy FC 55 the only blemish on his record thus far. The Houston native debuted in the Octagon with a unanimous verdict over Chase Sherman at UFC Fight Night 92 before submitting Mark Godbeer in the first round at UFC Fight Night 99 on Nov. 19.
Ledet was recently removed from Saturday's UFC Fight Night 104 card and currently does not have a fight booked with the Las Vegas-based organization.