UFC Bantamweight Guido Cannetti Pulled from Mexico City Fight Card

UFC bantamweight Guido Cannetti has been removed from next week’s UFC Fight Night card slated for Mexico City.

Cannetti hadbeen slated to face Marco Beltran at The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale on Nov. 5, but was pulled from the fight due to a potential anti-doping violation. The potential violation stems from an Oct. 5 out-of-competition drug test.

USADA has provisionally suspended Cannetti based on the potential anti-doping violation. UFC officials issued a statement on Cannetti’s suspension on Saturday.

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Guido Cannetti - UFCCannetti posted on Instagram on Saturday, denying that he took any sort of banned substance.

“Today, they informed me that I will not fight because there is a banned substance in the analysis I did. I swear I did not take anything with a banned substance,” said Cannetti.

“I am very sad not to be able to fight. Until today, I’m training, gave my maximum in every workout. I was away from my family for nothing. I spent the money I did not have to train and now I do not fight. I swear by my family, I did not take any prohibited substance.”

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