Koch, 32, tested positive for 3′-hydroxy-stanozolol, a metabolite of stanozolol, following a urine sample taken on October 3, 2020. Stanozolol is an unspecified substance in the class of agents anabolic and prohibited at all. both under the UFC ADP and UFC ban list.
Koch received a six-month reduction from the two-year default penalty based on his full cooperation (FCC) based on the unique circumstances of his case. As part of the UFC ADP, USADA may grant an FCC discount in the event that an athlete demonstrates that they did not intend to improve their performance and has provided complete, prompt answers and information. and truthful to all reasonable inquiries and requests for information.
His 18-month suspension period began on October 3, 2020, when his positive sample was taken.
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In addition, the agency operates a drug reference hotline, Drug Reference Online (https://UFC.GlobalDRO.com), conducts educational sessions and proactively distributes a host of educational materials, such as the list of bans, easy-to-read wallet cards. , and periodic alerts to athletes. Most of the resources available to athletes are provided in multiple languages, including Russian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Korean, and Japanese.
In addition to education and testing, there are strong anti-doping programs to investigate whistleblowers and whistleblowers. USADA provides a number of avenues for reporting performance-enhancing substance abuse in order to protect clean athletes and promote clean competition. Any tips can be reported using the USADA Play Clean Tip Center, by email at [email protected], by phone at 1 877-Play Clean (1 877 752-9253), or by mail.