UFC Welterweight Jim Wallhead Faces Potential Anti-Doping Violation

By Tristen Critchfield Nov 1, 2017

Jim Wallhead is facing a possible anti-doping violation after failing an out-of-competition drug test from USADA collected on Oct. 7.

The UFC announced the positive test in a statement on Wednesday:

UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Jim Wallhead of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on October 7, 2017.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Wallhead. 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.

Wallhead last appeared at UFC 212, where he was submitted by Luan Chagas in the second round on June 3. The 37-year-old Englishman also dropped his Octagon debut, falling to Jessin Ayari via split decision at UFC Fight Night 93. Wallhead is 29-11 over the course of a professional career that began in 2005.


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