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16th Oct 2018

English UFC fighter Bradley Scott banned for two years for anti-doping violation

Scott tested positive for cocaine metabolite on night of last fight

Darragh Murphy

We won’t be seeing Bradley Scott in the Octagon again until 2020.

England’s Scott has accepted a two-year suspension after testing positive for a banned substance earlier this year.

A statement from the United States Anti-Doping agency, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, has revealed that Scott tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, in the examination of a urine sample he provided on the night of his most recent bout.

Scott fell to a split decision defeat to Carlo Pedersoli Jr. in Liverpool and it was on that night, 27 May, that he provided the in-competition sample.

The statement reads: “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.”

Scott has a record of 3-5 in the UFC, having earned a contract despite falling to a decision defeat to current middleweight champion Robert Whittaker in the The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes welterweight finale in 2012.