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George Sullivan

36-Year-Old     UFC     Welterweight     17-5-0, 1NC

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Suspension    EST. RETURN:  January 2018
Birthdate:  March 13, 1981     Height:   6'0    

June 20, 2017    George Sullivan News

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Sullivan failed a drug test and will be suspended for his second UFC anti-doping policy violation, Damon Martin of Fox Sports reports.

Sullivan was originally expected to be eligible for return on July 10 of this year, but this possibility will now be moved to Jan. 14. This time around, the drugs found in his system were medically prescribed, even though they are prohibited under the UFC's anti-doping policy. This is why it was "determined that Sullivan's degree of fault was reduced because his use of Clomiphene Citrate was under the care of his physician," which is why his suspension was reduced from two years, down to one.

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Sullivan failed his most recent drug test and is now facing a second UFC anti-doping policy violation, Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Sullivan is currently still serving his a one-year suspension due to his first anti-doping policy violation. He now could be facing at least another two-year suspension or more, depending on how the appeal process shakes out.
Sullivan did not fight at UFC on FOX 20 on Saturday due to a potential compliance issue with the new anti-doping policy, MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

A failed drug test isn't the only thing that can put a fighter on USADA's radar, and that appears to be the case with Sullivan, who had not failed a test. His removal from Saturday's card is described as precautionary, as USADA is expected to conduct an investigation. While the date of Sullivan's next fight remains in limbo, his originally-scheduled opponent, Hector Urbina, will look to be re-booked in the near future.
Sullivan lost to Alexander Yakovlev via KO (punch) at 3:59 of Round 1 at UFC on FOX 18 on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey.

Fantasy Analysis

Not a great night for Sullivan in front of the hometown crowd. He is generally tough, gritty and durable, but he showed none of those attributes on Saturday. The 34-year-old Sullivan has a better all-around game than he gets credit for, but he just isn't talented enough to beat better fighters at this point in his career. He falls to 3-2 in five career fights in the UFC.
Sullivan will enter his welterweight fight with Alexander Yakovlev as a +110 underdog at UFC on Fox 18 on Saturday in Newark, New Jersey.

Fantasy Analysis

The 34-year-old Sullivan, who trains with UFC veteran Kurt Pellegrino in Belmar, New Jersey, possesses a 3-1 promotional record with wins over Mike Rhodes, Igor Araujo, and Dominic Waters.
Sullivan defeated Dominic Waters via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-25, 29-28) at The Ultimate Fighter Finale: American Top Team v. Blackzilians on Sunday in Las Vegas

Fantasy Analysis

Sullivan dominated the vast majority of the fight but he has to be very disappointed that he couldn't get the finish. Sullivan spent nearly the entirety of Round 2 on top of Waters but he never really threatened to close out the bout. Still, it was a marked improvement from his April loss against Tim Means. Sullivan has won nine of his last 10 bouts.
With Marcio Alexandre (Ribs) injured, Sullivan will face newcomer Dominic Waters at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale on July 12 in Las Vegas, MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Sullivan is coming off an April loss to Tim Means, but he had an eight-fight winning streak prior to that setback. The New Jersey native should be a heavy favorite in the bout with Waters.