Tibau provisionally suspended due to ‘potential’ drug test failure

News surfaced early Friday morning that UFC lightweight Gleison Tibau has been provisionally suspended as a result of a ‘potential’ USADA anti-doping policy violation.

The UFC broke the news via UFC.com, which included a statement about the potential drug testing failure.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has notified both Gleison Tibau and UFC that he has been provisionally suspended due to a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition test.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Gleison Tibau. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time in the process.

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