Gilbert Melendez Tests Positive for Banned Substance, Suspended for 1 Year

July 6, 2015 12:43 pm by BJPENN.COM News

Gilbert Melendez

UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez has failed his UFC 188 post fight drug test and as a result, has been suspended by the company for one year. Melendez was originally scheduled to face Al Iaquinta on July 15th, but the failed drug test will put a halt to the fight. UFC broke the news on Monday afternoon.

Melendez tested positive for “exogenous origin of testosterone metabolites”. His one year suspension will begin at the date of the fight which took place on June 13, 2015.

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