Sidney Outlaw out of Bellator lightweight grand prix after positive test for three banned substances
Sidney Outlaw won’t partake in the Bellator lightweight grand prix after he tested positive for three prohibited substances in an out-of-competition drug test.
Associate of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports president Mike Mazzulli – who heads random, out-of-competition drug testing for Bellator – informed MMA Junkie on Tuesday that Outlaw submitted a urine sample during Bellator 290 fight week in California, which has been flagged for ostarine, cardarine, and anastrozole. All three substances are prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency, which is the standard held by the ABC.
As a result of his positive test, Outlaw has been suspended a minimum of six months. MMA Junkie confirmed with Bellator officials that Outlaw is out of his scheduled May 12 bout at Bellator 296 vs. Mansour Barnaoui and out of the tournament completely. Brent Primus will replace Outlaw at Bellator 296 in Paris.
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Outlaw has not publicly commented on his test or removal as of this writing. As to what is public knowledge, he does not have past history of positive drug tests.
Outlaw, 30, has won three of his past four bouts, with his defeat coming in his most recent fight against Tofiq Musayev, a 27-second knockout last July at Bellator 283.
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