UFC Fighter Brad Scott receives two-year USADA suspension for cocaine

Dana White

Another UFC fighter has been suspended by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.

According to a USADA press release, UFC middleweight Brad Scott has received a two-year suspension after failing his UFC Liverpool drug test back in May.

“USADA announced today that Bradley Scott, of Melksham Wiltshire, United Kingdom, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a two-year sanction for his violation under the UFC® Anti-Doping Program.

Scott, 29, tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, as the result of a urine sample he provided in-competition on May 27, 2018, at Fight Night 130 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Cocaine is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Stimulants and prohibited in-competition under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.

USADA conducted a thorough investigation into Scott’s case and determined Scott had not provided verifiable evidence regarding the circumstances that led to his positive test. Scott’s two-year period of ineligibility, the standard sanction for a first offense involving a non-Specified Substance, began on July 3, 2018, the date his provisional suspension was imposed.”

The 185-pound British fighter, Brad Scott, suffered a split-decision loss to Carlo Pedersoli Jr that night in Liverpool. The setback marked Scott’s second in a row, this after the “Bear” was TKO’d by Jack Hermansson in August of 2017.

The 29-year-old, Scott (11-6 MMA) has gone 3-5 during his eight-fight UFC career, scoring wins over Michael Kuiper, Dylan Andrews and Scott Askham in that time.

The proud British fighter has yet to issue a statement on his newly announced suspension from USADA.

What do you think of the two-year suspension handed down on Brad Scott by the United States Anti-Doping Agency after he tested positive for cocaine metabolites?

Is this fair punishment considering similar incidents by other UFC fighters have produced much lighter penalties?

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