Fabricio Werdum Is Now Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum joins an ever-growing list of fighters to come under the watchful eye of the USADA.

Werdum failed a drug test for a potential anti-doping violation from a test conducted last April, the UFC confirmed. The Brazilian, though, believes he did nothing wrong and is already in the process of trying to clear his name.

Werdum said that he “got up this morning” to news of the failed test. He added that he has “always supported a clean sport” and will “work hard to solve this misunderstanding.”

The problem, though, even if Werdum is cleared of taking anything illegal because of an unknown substance, he has hurt his name.

Is it right that these results are released without it being fully investigated? Should they hold off until it is completely proven that the fighter did take something illegal on purpose before we hear about it as the public and media?

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