Stefan Sekulić will have to wait to get his second shot in the UFC.
The 26-year-old Serbian welterweight has been issued a two-year suspension by USADA after testing positive for the anabolic agent drostanolone and its metabolites, as well as a metabolite of metandienone, in an in-competition fight night drug test on Sept. 15 at UFC Moscow. USADA officials announced the suspension on Tuesday.
Sekulić (12-3) suffered a unanimous decision loss to Ramazan Emeev at UFC Moscow, which served as his Octagon debut. The setback snapped a run of success for Sekulić that saw the young prospect win eight out of his prior nine fights on the Serbian regional scene.
Sekulić’s two-year suspension is retroactive to Oct. 31, the date of his initial provisional suspension, meaning he will be cleared to return to active competition on Oct. 31, 2020. He will be 28 years old.