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Alen Amedovski accepts six-month USADA sanction for cannabis metabolite

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Alen Amedovski in action against Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Saint Petersburg on April 20, 2019
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On Thursday, USADA announced that UFC middleweight Alen Amedovski accepted a six-month sanction after failing a drug test in April.

The 31-year-old tested positive for Carboxy-THC, a cannabis metabolite, from an in-competition urine sample collected on April 20, 2019, when he fought Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Saint Petersburg. Per the release, Amedovski successfully completed a USADA-approved drug awareness and management program to have his suspension reduced by three months.

Because Amedovski’s period of ineligibility began on April 20, this sanction will not affect his recently announced bout with John Phillips at UFC Copenhagen on Sept. 28.

In his UFC debut against Jotko, Amedovski lost a unanimous decision. His pro record stands at 8-1.