Azamat Murzakanov
The Professional

Russia

Accepts two-year suspension
Light HeavyweightUFC
April 8, 2019
Murzakanov has accepted a two-year suspension retroactive to his positive drug test Sept. 2, 2017, Shaun Al-Shatti of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The ruling was originally delayed after Murzakanov asked for time to find the source of the positive drug test, but the Russian fighter has now accepted a two-year suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Policy. With the suspension retroactive to the date of the original test, he will be cleared to fight again Sept. 2 of this year. Once he does return, he'll finally be able to make his UFC debut after he signed with them prior to the drug test and had to pull out of originally scheduled debut at UFC Oklahoma City in June of 2017 due to injury.
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Potential doping violation
Light HeavyweightUFC
September 26, 2017
Murzakanov has been informed of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected Sept. 2.
ANALYSIS
A lot has to happen before a suspension is issued to Murzakanov. His 'B' sample must confirm the result, which is almost always the case, and then the adjudication process will commence. Depending on his explanation for the appearance of the banned substance, he could be facing a suspension anywhere from six months to two years.
Out of UFC Oklahoma City
Light HeavyweightUFC
June 15, 2017
Murzakanov will no longer be fighting Joachim Christensen at UFC Fight Night 112 on June 25 in Oklahoma City.
ANALYSIS
Murzakanov was scheduled to debut with the UFC against Joachim Christensen, but will no longer be making the journey to Oklahoma. There is no explanation as to the reason behind the withdrawal at this time.