Chad Mendes Suspended Two Years By USADA For Failed PED Test
Yahoo Sports – The hammer has come down swift and heavy for UFC featherweight contender Chad Mendes. USADA announced that the Team Alpha Male fighter has been suspended for two years after testing positive for a banned substance.
The positive result came from an out-of-competition urine test on May 17. The test found GHRP-6 (Growth Hormone-Releasing Hexapeptide) in his system.
Mendes has long been one of the top 145-pound fighters in the UFC despite a recent slide when he was knocked out in back-to-back fights against Frankie Edgar and Conor McGregor. He hasn’t fought since losing to Edgar last December.
The 31-year-old will be sidelined until June 10, 2018, two years after the date the provisional suspension began.
Wow, this suspension is going to cause Mendes to change his nickname from ‘Money’ to ‘Barely Able To Scrape By’. I think these guys need to face harsh consequences for cheating but I hate to see somebody that shares a first name with me suspended for 24 months. These busts hurt the team brand as well. There is no way Team Alpha Male loves this kind of publicity. They are a team known for not fearing anybody, but I bet they fear the pee test. USADA means these guys are pressing their luck…No whammies, no whammies, no whammies, GHRP-6. <- Genius!!!