Jesse Ronson Given 20-Month USADA Suspension Months After Return Bout In UFC

UFC welterweight Jesse Ronson has been handed a 20-month suspension by the United States Anti-Doping Agency after violating their “UFC Anti-Doping Policy.”

The testing program announced the suspension on Wednesday, saying Ronson “tested positive for metabolite of methandienone” on July 22nd.

Ronson announced his positive test on Tuesday via Facebook.

“I’m a supporter of USADA and its testing and I believe in the system to keep a clean fair sport. I won’t quit or give up and I will continue to grind and train and improve during this suspension time,” said Ronson on Facebook, addressing the suspension.

Ronson’s suspension was lowered from 24 months to 20 due to his “full and complete cooperation,” per USADA.

With the suspension beginning back in July when the test was taken, Ronson will be able to compete again in March of 2022.

Ronson made his return to the UFC in July, defeating Nicolas Dalby in the first round via rear naked choke. It is not known currently whether the fight will be overturned to a no-contest due to the USADA suspension.

The fight was Ronson’s first in the UFC since 2014. Since then he fought on the regional scene, picking up eight wins and five losses.

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