T.J Dillashaw suspended for 2 years after testing positive for EPO
T.J. Dillashaw has announced that he has voluntarily relinquished his UFC Bantamweight championship amid an adverse test finding, as he deals with the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC). This follows his TKO loss at the hands of Henry Cejudo (9-2 UFC) in the first round of UFC on ESPN+ 1.
T.J. Dillashaw (12-4 UFC) revealed today that an ''adverse finding'' was the result of a test taken in conjunction with the Jan. 26th bout in Brooklyn, NY. The former UFC champion did not reveal the substance in question, but is working with USADA and NYSAC to resolve the issue at hand before competing again. Lieutenant Dan has not been flagged for doping in his career, although speculation has been writhe with Cody Garbrandt (former teammate at Team Alpha Male) repeatedly accusing Dillashaw of cheating before their UFC 217 title fight.
USADA has suspended T.J Dillashaw for 2 years after testing positive for EPO ahead of his Bantamweight championship bout with Henry Cejudo, Jan. 19. Dillashaw is not appealing. There have been tests carried out on urine samples from T.J as early as his bout with Cody Garbrandt that have tested positive for the same substance.
He will be next be eligible to fight Jan. 19, 2021.
Here is T.J Dillashaw's first statement since the violation and suspension (Video credit: @ESPNMMA).