UFC Fighter Michal Oleksiejczuk Flagged for Potential Doping Violation by USADA

Michal Oleksiejczuk has been notified of a potential doping violation stemming from his fight against Khalil Rountree at UFC 219

UFC light heavyweight Michal Oleksiejczuk has been notified of a potential doping violation following his win over Khalil Rountree at UFC 219 this past December.

UFC officials announced the news on Thursday.

According to the release, Oleksiejczuk was flagged from an in competition sample collected in conjunction his fight with Rountree on Dec. 30, 2017 at UFC 219.

There’s no word on what substance was found in Oleksiejczuk’s sample and USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) cannot release that information unless the athlete first discloses that information publicly.

Oleksiejczuk earned a unanimous decision win over Rountree but it’s possible that could be overturned because the Nevada State Athletic Commission will also be notified of this potential doping violation because the fight was held under their jurisdiction.

Of course all fighters are afforded an adjudication process with USADA before any potential punishment would be handed down for the infraction of the UFC’s anti-doping policy.

Oleksiejczuk could also face separate penalties from the Nevada Commission as well.

As of now, Oleksiejczuk will be placed on a provisional suspension until his adjudication process has been completed.

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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.