Ali Bagautinov Tests Postive For Banned Substances After UFC 174

The British Columbia Athletic Commission released the results of the drug tests from UFC 174 held in Vancouver in June and it was revealed that Ali Bagautinov tested positive for banned substances for his fight against champion Demetrious Johnson in the main event.

According to the press release from the commission, Bagautinov was one of eight fighters tested on the card and the only one to return a positive test.

British Columbia athletic commissioner Dave Maedel had this to say:

“Mr. Ali Bagautinov one of the two flyweight title fighters was tested out of competition on June 2, 2014, Results received by this office from the June 2 tests on Mr. Bagautinov were positive for erythropoietin, or EPO, ?? a substance banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency. These results were not available prior to the UFC 174 event due to lab processing times. Mr. Bagautinov lost his bid for the flyweight title to Demetrious Johnson. I have suspended Mr. Bagautinov’s licence to compete in British Columbia for a period of one year.”

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