Fabricio Werdum’s career has been hit with a significant setback, as USADA’s announced that the UFC’s former heavyweight champ has been suspended for two years.

According to USADA’s official announcement, Werdum “tested positive for trenbolone and its metabolite epitrenbolone following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on April 25, 2018. 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.”

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The suspension has been retroactively set to May 22nd of this year, meaning that Werdum is not eligible to complete until May 22nd, 2020.

When you consider Werdum is currently 41 year’s old, obviously this a devastating turn of events, at this stage of his career. “Vai Cavalo” was knocked out by Alexander Volkov in his last outing, which took place in March.

After news of Werdum’s failed drug test surfaced this past spring, the renowned fighter said it was a “misunderstanding”.