Former UFC Fighter Geraldo de Freitas Receives Two-Year Anti-Doping Suspension

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Former UFC fighter, Geraldo de Freitas, has accepted a two-year suspension on for violating the UFC’s anti-doping policy.

After undergoing hearings in July and September, the U.S. Anti Doping Agency on Wednesday announced that an independent arbitrator ruled for de Freitas to serve a two-year suspension for violating the anti-doping program while he was still with the UFC.

De Freitas, 30, tested positive for exogenous administration of testosterone and/or it’s precursors in an out-of-competition test on October 14, 2020. The results were found by way of a Carbon Isotope Ratio test which concluded that the testosterone was of external origin.

During the hearings, de Freitas claimed to have no knowledge of how the prohibited substance entered his system and explained that it must have been a testing error, or from an approved substance. However, the arbitrator concluded that there was no evidence to the claims.

De Freitas will receive time served on his two-year suspension dating back to January 11, 2021.

De Freitas recently competed in a Shooto Brazil event where he defeated Marcos Cordeiro by way of first-round armbar.

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