Shocking breakthrough: Cro Cop suspended for being positive on doping test!
On its official website the UFC revealed the shocking news on the cancellation of the match between Mirko Filipović and Anthony Hamilton. Given that Cro Cop two days ago announced his retirement because of a shoulder injury and informed the public about the cancellation of the match, everybody waited for the UFC’s reaction. But instead there was a shocking revelation. The match between Hamitlon and Filipović in Korea was canceled due to Cro Cop’s suspension because of the positive doping test. The suspension was imposed by the USADA-e (US Anti-Doping Agency).
„UFC announced today that a scheduled bout between Mirko Cro Cop and Anthony Hamilton in Seoul, South Korea has been canceled. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has notified both Mirko Cro Cop and UFC that he has been provisionally suspended at this time due to a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation.
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Cro Cop. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time in the process.“
It is still not clear if the Cro Cop was informed on this before or after he announced his retirement from the sports.