UFC veteran Bobby Green will suffer a minor setback due to a recent test administered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
USADA announced Friday that Green has been given a six-month suspension after testing positive for an “anabolic androgenic steroid of exogenous origin.”
Due to the retroactive nature of the suspension, which comes from a test that was administered in May, Green will only be unable to compete until mid-November.
Green’s sentence is light compared to most USADA sanctions due to the nature of his test. USADA’s announcement claims that Green provided evidence that his supplement was bought at an over-the-counter supplement store recently.
“Given these factors, USADA determined that Green’s degree of fault was diminished and that he should receive a reduced period of ineligibility,” the press release said.
Green went public about his positive drug test prior to Friday’s USADA announcement.
Green revealed in a social media post late last month that he had been flagged by the testing agency. In the video, Green states that he bought a supplement from Walmart that he wasn’t aware had banned substances in it.
“I do want to let you guys know that it’s not USADA’s fault. It’s my fault. I’m taken wrong in this,” he said.
USADA does not announce its actions on positive drug tests until the mediation process is complete and a suspension has been handed out.
The suspension caused Green to get pulled from his July 2nd booking against Jim Miller, per the post made last month.