Ruslan Magomedov has been flagged by USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) for a potential doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected from the fighter on Sept. 7.

UFC officials announced the news on Monday.

“The UFC organization was notified that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Ruslan Magomedov of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection made on September 7, 2016,” UFC officials wrote in a statement.

“USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”

The No. 12 ranked heavyweight has been out of action since October 2015 when he earned his third win in the UFC with a unanimous decision victory over Shawn Jordan.

Magomedov was expected to return at UFC 204 against Stefan Struve, but pulled out of the fight citing an injury.

Now the Russian heavyweight could potentially face sanctions based on the drug test that was flagged by USADA.

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