Zaleski dos Santos, 35, tested positive for ostarine following an out-of-competition urine sample taken on March 14, 2022. Ostarine is an unspecified substance in the class of anabolic agents and banned in all time by the UFC. UFC Anti-Doping Policy and Prohibited List.
The UFC Prohibited List establishes a one-year default sanction for positive tests involving Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs), such as ostarine, in circumstances where they are reported at higher urinary concentrations. low (between 0.1 ng/mL and 1 ng/mL) and the Athlete is unable to demonstrate, on a balance of probabilities, that their positive test results from contamination from a supplement. In this particular case, the athlete presented evidence regarding a complementary product purchased from a prep pharmacy in Brazil, but was unable to fulfill his obligation to establish contamination.
Zaleski dos Santos’ one-year suspension began on March 14, 2022, the date he tested positive.
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