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USADA suspension of the first-Indian born UFC Fighter Bharat Kandare ends

The two-year USADA suspension of the first and only Indian born UFC Fighter, Bharat Kandare has come to an end. Bharat was suspended with effect from 2nd November 2018 for two-years after he tested positive for exogenous boldenone and tamoxifen for an out-of-competition sample that USADA had taken on July 23, 2018.

Bharat had later revealed that he tested positive for a substance that got into his system as part of the injury medication given by a local doctor in India who was not aware of the banned substance list.

Back in November 2017, he had become the first-ever Indian born fighter to compete in the UFC when he fought at UFC Fight Night Shanghai against Song Yadong. Though he suffered a first-round submission defeat in the fight, it was a milestone moment for Indian MMA.

A few months back, we had also reported that Bharat was struggling financially to meet the ends and now, things have gotten a bit better. He is currently busy with his own gym where he teaches Mixed Martial Arts to the next generation and noted that he is looking forward to getting back into action soon.

Bharat currently has a professional record of 5-3 to his name and was a champion in the Super Fight League as well.


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