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USADA suspends Ricardo Abreu for two years following positive drug test

<p>Ricardo Abreu has received a two-year suspension after failing an out-of-competition drug test.</p> <p>The UFC middleweight was randomly tested by USADA on June 3 and received a provisional suspension on July 1 after testing positive for 19-norandrosterone and 19-noretiocholanolone. His two years of ineligibility begin on the date of the provisional suspension meaning he will not be able to compete until July 1, 2018.</p> <p>Abreu (5-1), who appeared on <em>The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil</em>, was signed by the UFC in 2014 and made his official debut against Wagner Silva Gomes. The BJJ black-belt won the bout with a second-round submission but went on to suffer his first professional loss to Jake Collier a year later.</p> <p>Abreu is now the fourth fighter to receive a two-year sanction from USADA since the organization began testing UFC fighters. USADA&#39;s full statement on Abreu&#39;s suspension can be found <a href="http://ufc.usada.org/ricard-abreu-receives-doping-sanction/">here.</a></p>

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Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.

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