Yair Rodriguez Given Six-Month USADA Suspension For ‘Whereabouts Failures’

UFC’s Yair Rodriguez was been given a six-month suspension from the US Anti-Doping Agency for “whereabouts failures” on Thursday. The suspension keeps the featherweight fighter on the sidelines until March, as his suspension began in September.

The suspension comes after not providing the drug testing program his location for testing. USADA announced the decision in an official statement.

“Accurate Whereabouts information is a crucial component of an effective out-of-competition testing program because it enables anti-doping organizations to conduct no-notice sample collections,” said USDA.

Rodriguez last competed in October of 2019, where he defeated Jeremy Stephens via decision. Injury took him out of a fight in August against Zabit Magomedsharipov.

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