UFC Fighter Brad Scott Accepts Two-Year Anti-Doping Penalty from USADA

USADA announced on Tuesday that Bradley Scott has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a two-year sanction for his violation under the UFC Anti-Doping Program.

Scott, 29, tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, as the result of a urine sample he provided in-competition on May 27, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Cocaine is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Stimulants and prohibited in-competition under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.

USADA conducted a thorough investigation into Scott’s case and determined Scott had not provided verifiable evidence regarding the circumstances that led to his positive test. Scott’s two-year period of ineligibility, the standard sanction for a first offense involving a non-Specified Substance, began on July 3, 2018, the date his provisional suspension was imposed.

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Scott lost the bout with Carlo Pedersoli Jr. in Liverpool, so the sanction will have no bearing on the outcome of the bout.