Things have not been good for Gouti over the past few years, since he had only one victory out of his six trips to the octagon. That’s a far cry from his undefeated run on the International circuit, where he racked up 11 straight wins before coming up short on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22.
The 32 year old fighter was found taking a dietary substance that contained the banned substance Ostarine. The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) recently handed the suspension to the lightweight veteran Thibault Gouti.
Gouti flunked an out-of-competition drug test last March, blaming a tainted supplement used as part of his training regimen. Luckily for Gouti, USADA was independently verify that the product was indeed contaminated, leading to reduced time of suspension.
“Following notification of his positive test, Gouti provided USADA with information about a dietary supplement product he used for two days before returning it to the store when he realized that ostarine was listed on the label,” the USADA statement read.
Osterine alone has been responsible for the recent downfall of bantamweight sensation Sean O’Malley, as well as former UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano, Augusto Mendes, and Marvin Vettori, who were all sent home for six months.