Earlier this week Mirko Filipovic (Cro Cop) announced his retirement from mixed martial arts and withdrew himself from his upcoming bout with UFC heavyweight Anthony Hamilton. Cro Cop cited an injury as the reason for his withdrawal.
Yesterday the UFC announced that Cro Cop has been suspended for a violation.
Cro Cop suspended
Below is a statement from the UFC regarding Cro Cop
“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.
Hamilton will be booked for a new bout on a card in the near future.”