Michal Oleksiejczuk Suspended One Year After Violating UFC’s Anti-Doping Policy

Polish fighter Michał Oleksiejczuk has been suspended one year by USADA after testing positive for a banned substance last December.

Michal Oleksiejczuk has been suspended for one year after testing positive for a banned substance stemming from an in-competition drug sample collected on Dec. 30, 2017 at UFC 219.

USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) revealed the news on Tuesday.

“Oleksiejczuk, 23, tested positive for clomiphene following an in-competition urine test conducted on December 30, 2017, at UFC 219 in Las Vegas, Nev. Clomiphene is a Specified Substance in the category of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators and is prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the WADA Prohibited List,” USADA officials wrote.

Oleksiejczuk had previously been suspended for one year by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the same drug test at a hearing held back in March. The Nevada Commission also overturned Oleksiejczuk’s win from UFC 219 to a no contest.

USADA’s ruling matches the sanctions imposed by the Nevada commission.

Oleksiejczuk’s period of ineligibility began on Dec. 30, 2017, which means he’ll be eligible to return to action after Dec. 30, 2018.

 

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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