Newspaper article The Canadian Press

UFC Fighter George Sullivan Serving Doping Ban Now Faces New Doping Charge

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

UFC Fighter George Sullivan Serving Doping Ban Now Faces New Doping Charge

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UFC fighter faces second doping charge

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TORONTO - A UFC fighter serving a doping suspension is now faces a new doping charge.

The mixed martial arts organization said New Jersey welterweight George (The Silencer) Sullivan has been advised of a potential violation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency stemming from an out-of-competition sample Jan. 14.

Sullivan (17-5-0 with one no contest) is currently serving a one-year ban for using the prohibited substance Insulin Growth Factor -1 (IGF-1).

The 35-year-old fighter was due to end his current suspension on Jan. 31, and was slated to fight Randy Brown on Feb. 11 at UFC 208. As a result of the latest doping charge, Sullivan has been provisionally suspended and removed from the New York card.

The UFC says it is looking for a new opponent to face Brown. …

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