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UFC fighter Kelvin Gastelum serves second ban for doping breach


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UFC fighter Kelvin Gastelum serves second ban for doping breach

American Kelvin Gastelum lost to England’s Darren Till in New York in NovemberAmerican UFC fighter Kelvin Gastelum has served a five-month ban for breaching anti-doping regulations for a second time, the United States Anti-Doping Agency has confirmed.The 28-year-old middleweight tested positive for cannabis – on UFC/Usada’s banned list – when he fought and lost on…

UFC fighter Kelvin Gastelum serves second ban for doping breach
American Kelvin Gastelum lost to England's Darren Till in New York in November
American Kelvin Gastelum lost to England’s Darren Till in New York City in November

American UFC fighter Kelvin Gastelum has served a five-month restriction for breaching anti-doping policies for a second time, the United States Anti-Doping Company has verified.

The 28- year-old middleweight evaluated positive for cannabis – on UFC/Usada’s prohibited list – when he fought and lost on a split decision to England’s Darren Till in New York in November’s UFC 244.

Gastelum was at first banned for 9 months, but that was lowered to 5 after the completion of a drug treatment programme.

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The ban started in November, implying he is now complimentary to complete again.

Gastelum had likewise checked positive on a comparable charge in March 2017, when his six-month ban was halved after conclusion of a Usada-approved drug awareness and management programme.

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