By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Fabricio Werdum may have seen his MMA career come to an end. The 41-year-old has been suspended two-years after testing positive for using a banned substance.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency made the announcement on Tuesday night. The fighter, who is known as Vai Cavalo, is from Porto Alegre, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil.
“[He] tested positive for trenbolone and its metabolite epitrenbolone following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on April 25th, 2018,” the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said in a statement. “Trenbolone is a non-specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents and prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.”
He officially started his two-year ban on May 22nd. However, it took months for the news to actually become public.
The two-year ban is typically handed down for first-time violations.
The fighter is 23-8-1 in his MMA career. The 6’4″, 242 pounder has six knockouts and six decisions wins in his career. He also has 11 submission wins.
In the eight losses, he has lost five times by decision. He also has three losses by knockout.
Werdum has fought at UFC Fight Night 127, losing to Alexander Volkov. He was knocked out in the fourth-round with Marc Goddard officially ending the fight at 1:38 into the round.
He has not won a fight since defeating Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night 121 on November 18th, 2017. He defeated Tybura by a unanimous decision.
He has been fighting in MMA since 2002 when he defeated Tengiz Tedoradze on June 16th, 2002 when he won at Millennium Bowl 7 by Submission (Triangle Choke) in the first round.