The Western Australian Martial Arts Commission has not launched an investigation into fighter Makhachev’s case.
MOSCOW, February 17 – RIA Novosti. The Western Australian War Commission has not launched an investigation into a possible anti-doping rule violation by Russia Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Islam Makhachev, MMA News citing a statement from the organization.
On Sunday, Makhachev defeated Volkanovski at a tournament in Perth to defend the UFC lightweight title for the first time. After the fight, the Australian featherweight title suggested that Makhachev may have used rehydration drops, which are prohibited by anti-doping rules, as they could help cover up his illicit drug use. Later, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said it would check information about a possible rule violation.
“The commission does not investigate Makhachev until it receives a complaint or finds evidence of a violation,” the report says.
Makhachev is 31 years old, he has 24 wins and one loss in MMA. The Russian won 12 victories in a row. Volkanovski, 34, has 25 wins and two losses.
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