29-Year-Old UFC Heavyweight 11-2-0
November 18, 2017 James Mulheron News
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Mulheron was removed from his bout against Cyril Asker at UFC Fight Night 123 in Shanghai on November 25 due to a potential U.S. Anti-Doping Agency violation, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
This violation stems from an out-of-competition sample that was collected just last week, and will cost Mulheron a chance to get back on track after losing to Justin Willis during his UFC debut in July. The announcement will cause headaches for the UFC, as the promotion only has seven days to find a replacement for Mulheron. Moving forward, the USADA will handle the case involving "the Juggernaut."
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Fantasy AnalysisMulheron really struggled in this fight. He was unable to close the distance and land strikes. His feints did not cause Willis to react, so Mulheron was stuck on the outside and trying to land range strikes against a fighter with longer reach. Willis also landed a few takedowns that drove the point home that this was a one-sided fight. Despite the loss, Mulheron is still 11-2 as a professional However, at only 5'10", he might not have much of a future in the UFC heavyweight division.