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Tom Lawlor put on UFC suspension due to potential USADA violation

This story was updated on Friday morning EST.

UFC light heavyweight Tom Lawlor was put on a provisional suspension Thursday by UFC due to a potential USADA violation from an out-of-competition drug test taken on October 10th.

Lawlor, a regular guest on our audio shows, has been a UFC regular since his 2008 run on The Ultimate Fighter reality show in 2008. He has a career 10-6-0-1 record and was last seen dropping a close decision loss to Corey Anderson on March 5th.

Before that, the 33-year-old was ranked in the top 15 in the light heavyweight division after coming off a knockout win over Gian Villante, his first match after missing two years due to knee surgery.

He had been out of action due to a training injury, and did not have a current fight scheduled.

Lawlor declined to comment until he speaks more with UFC personnel on Friday.

From the UFC:

"USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC anti-doping policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case.

It is important to note that, under UFC anti-doping policy, there is a full fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed.

Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information or UFC statements will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward."