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UFC on Fox 20 fight scrapped by USADA over 'potential compliance issue'

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Another week, another set of fights, another set of USADA statements.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Things continue to be mighty unclear in USADA town these days. What with Emil Weber Meek throwing fans a new curveball just recently, by removing himself from his UFC Hamburg debut, apparently in order to make sure that all his medications were in compliance. Now we've got another curious case. Just two days out from the fight, the UFC has been forced to pull the plug on their UFC on Fox 20 prelim bout between George Sullivan and Hector Urbina.

But it's not because a drug test failure, instead, USADA notified the UFC that Sullivan disclosed what could be "a potential compliance issue with the UFC Anti-Doping Policy." And that "out of an abundance of caution, Sullivan has been removed from his scheduled bout..."

That could mean anything from improper IV use or medication, up the Machida/CroCop self disclosure for banned substance use. The only certain thing is that Sullivan won't be fighting this weekend.

Hector Urbina will still weigh in for the card, and act as a substitute if any other unforeseen incidents arise. That probably means Urbina will still be getting his show money, as that is often contingent on a fighter making weigh-ins. As for Sullivan, stay tuned. Bloody Elbow will be sure to keep you updated with more information as it becomes available.