Jose Henrique, a newbie to the UFC, has been given a suspension by USADA, even though he has not yet made his debut in the promotion.
Henrique, who has a record of six wins and one loss in mixed martial arts competition, joined the UFC in March but was not yet scheduled for a fight that was made public. On the other hand, it was disclosed on Thursday that the welterweight boxer measuring 6’3″ had recently provided an out-of-competition sample that tested positive for 19-norandrosterone (19-NA) and 19-noretiocholanolone, both of which are metabolites of nandrolone (19-nortestosterone), as well as other banned 19-norsteroids.
“Nandrolone and other 19-norsteroids are non-Specified Substances in the class of Anabolic Agents and are prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy and the UFC Prohibited List,” USADA stated in a written statement on Thursday.
On his anti-doping onboarding paperwork, Henrique did not disclose his use of the substance, as stated by USADA.
Henrique has not made any statements regarding this matter that have been made public.
Since Henrique’s test was handed in on the 8th of March, he is now qualified to come back on the 8th of March, 2025.
Henrique’s most recent competition was for Shooto Brazil, which took place in February. It was his first victory since suffering a knockout defeat to Yusaku Kinoshita on “Dana White’s Contender Series” in August. The victory came through knockout in the third round.