UFC Rescinds Cung Le’s One-Year Suspension For Elevated Levels Of HGH

The UFC has rescinded the one-year suspension it gave Cung Le after the fighter tested positive for elevated levels of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) following his match against Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 48.

With the UFC acting as its own governing body, (which is usual shows that are taking place overseas in places without an athletic commission) both Bisping and Le were subject to enhanced blood and urine drug testing following their fight in Macau, China.

Initially, it was discovered that Le failed the test, however since that time, several flaws with the UFC’s testing process were uncovered putting its veracity into question. The key issue was that the testing facility that the UFC hired (the Hong Kong Functional Medical Testing Center) was found to not be a lab approved and operated under the standards of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

In light of the new evidence, the UFC released the following statement:


The one-year suspension Cung Le received after testing positive for excess levels of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) in a post-fight drug test following his fourth-round TKO loss to Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 48 has been rescinded, promotion officials announced on Tuesday.

With the UFC serving as its own governing body, as per usual for overseas shows in a territory lacking an athletic commission, both Bisping and Le were subject to enhanced blood and urine drug testing following their fight in Macau, China, in addition to the regular pre- and post-fight drug testing.

Le was initially found to have failed the test, however several flaws with the UFC’s testing process were uncovered in the ensuing days, chief among them the fact that the testing facility employed by the UFC, the Hong Kong Functional Medical Testing Center, was found to not be a lab approved and operated under the standards of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

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Source: MMAFighting.com