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Breaking News! USADA suspends Bobby Green for six months for failed drug test

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which oversees the UFC drug testing program, announced a suspension for Bobby Green on Friday.

Bobby Green (29-13-1 MMA, 10-8-1 UFC), who most recently competed in February, has accepted a six-month suspension from USADA after he tested for a banned substance following the ingestion of an over-the-counter supplement that contained dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).

Green, who went public about the adverse finding last month, tested positive for an anabolic androgenic steroid of exogenous origin in a urine sample collected on May 16, according to the USADA. The MMA veteran provided evidence to the agency that he purchased and ingested the banned substance dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) as an over-the-counter supplement.

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USADA’s full statement on Bobby Green

‘Green, 36, tested positive for the presence of an anabolic androgenic steroid of exogenous origin as the result of a urine sample collected out-of-competition on May 16, 2022. Exogenous anabolic androgenic steroids are Non-Specified Substances in the class of Anabolic Agents and are prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy and UFC Prohibited List.’

‘During an investigation into the circumstances of the case, Green provided evidence that he purchased dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) as an over-the-counter supplement product at a local retailer. In the U.S., unlike other countries, DHEA can be legally sold as a dietary supplement and is different from other anabolic agents that are regulated as controlled substances. Under the Policy, USADA may also consider the degree of performance enhancement when determining the athlete’s level of fault, and in this case, considered the athlete’s brief use of the supplement.’

‘Given these factors, USADA determined that Green’s degree of fault was diminished and that he should receive a reduced period of ineligibility. He also received a reduction for his Full and Complete Cooperation.’

‘Green’s six-month period of ineligibility began on May 16, 2022, the date his positive sample was collected.’

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