Chad Mendes receives two-year ban after testing positive for PED 6 years ago

Chad Mendes receives two-year ban after testing positive for PED

Chad Mendes has been suspended by Usada until 2018 after failing a drug test.

Mendes tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug in an out-of-competition sample, Usada announced Wednesday.

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The banned substance GHRP-6, a growth-hormone releasing peptide was found in the the three-time UFC title contender's system.

The 31-year-old will not be able to return to the Octagon until June 10 2018, the date which his provisional suspension for the initial potential violation had started.

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The Team Alpha Male stand-out appeared to already know that h was facing a heavy punishment after he was first flagged. Mendes explained on Twitter that he hadn't done his research, presumably on a supplement, and that he would take responsibility for the error.

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