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Brad Scott flagged by USADA for failed drug test

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Brad Scott started 2018 off with a loss, and he could be in for even worse news.

On Tuesday, the UFC was notified by the USADA that an in-competition sample provided by Scott on May 27 came in positive for banned substances. The sample was collected on the same day as UFC Liverpool.

Per the UFC:

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Bradley Scott. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal 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.

Scott, 29, made his UFC welterweight debut against Carlos Pedersoli Jr. on the preliminary portion of UFC Liverpool. He would go on to lose by split decision, a rough end to a tumultuous stretch that saw him have to deal with a short-notice opponent change.

A runner-up on The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes, Scott has compiled a 3-5 record since joining the UFC in December 2012, competing primarily at 185 pounds. He has lost three of his last four fights.