Mirko Cro Cop gets 2 year suspension

Mirko Cro Cop

Last month MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop withdrew from his UFC FN 79 bout against Anthony Hamilton and subsequently retired due to a shoulder injury.

Shortly after Cro Cop announced his retirement, he released a second statement admitting that he used human growth hormone to treat the shoulder injury.

Wednesday afternoon the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency revealed that Cro Cop had been suspended 2 years as a result of a failed drug test.

MMAJunkie has the statement from USADA:

“Filipovic admitted to the use, attempted use, and possession of human growth hormone following an out-of-competition test conducted on November 4, 2015 in Zagreb, Croatia. On the day he was tested, prior to any results being reported, Filipovic contacted the UFC to advise them that he had been using hGH in violation of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. Thereafter, on November 9, 2015, Filipovic admitted to USADA as well that he had been using the prohibited substance.”