The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and New York State Athletic Commission both confirmed that TJ Dillashaw has failed a drug test. The substance, though is still unknown even after the statements USADA and NYSAC made. Earlier today, the American relinquished his bantamweight UFC title after he broke the news via his Instagram.
According to USADA, the in-competition test window starts noon the day prior to a fight and ends after post-bout samples are collected.
USADA’s stance on Dillashaw case reflects new rules on the reporting of potential violations in the UFC’s anti-doping program. This past September, the promotion said it would no longer announce potential violations before the conclusion of a particular case.
UFC is yet to make an official statement regarding the situation in the bantamweight division. The only thing that is 100% sure is that the 33-year-old has been suspended for a period of 12 months retroactive to the date of his late fight – 19th of January. Dillashaw was also fined with $100 000 for “violations relating to use of a prohibited substance,” the commission said in a statement, declining further comment.