UFC flyweight Louis Gaudinot has tested positive for a banned substance, specifically, hydrochlorothiazide, a banned diuretic. Gaudinot last fought against Phil Harris at UFC Fight Night 37.
The event took place on March 8 at the O2 Arena in London, England and Gaudinot was looking to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to Tim Elliot at UFC 164.
Gaudinot (6-3) released a statement to MMAJunkie.com following the news of the failed drug test:
“I have great respect for the UFC, the sport of MMA, and my opponent,” Gaudinot stated. “I would never do anything to disrespect any of them. I would also never do anything to tarnish my name, my teammates, and family. While I deny any wrongdoing, I will respect the decision of the UFC and look forward to getting back in the cage in pursuit of the UFC flyweight championship. I thank my family, teammates and fans for their support.”
Guadinot has been issued a six-month suspension according to MMAJunkie.com, which is retroactive of the March 8 date on which the fight took place.