Sean O’Malley Revealed The Banned Substance That Caused His Withdrawal From UFC 229

“Suga” Sean O’Malley Said He Tested Positive For Ostarine

This past weekend UFC’s top bantamweight prospect Sean O’Malley took to social media and announced that he has flunked a United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test and will be unable to fight Jose Quiñonez at UFC 229 in Las Vegas.

During his recent interview with the Ariel Helwani MMA Show, he revealed the name of the substance that caused a positive test.

“It’s called ostarine. I guess that’s the one that catches everyone that is kind of in all these random pills,” he said. “I feel like there has to be a new rule implemented or something because this has happened too many times.”

O’Malley expressed his frustration on the situation, pointed out he will miss out on the biggest payday.

“It’s just not fair because I was about to go make a six-figure payday, my stock was about to go up and I was going to go knock this dude out in the first round. I am getting punished for something I didn’t do intentionally,” he added, while revealing caffeine pills could be at the root of the problem.

“I’m really hoping it’s these caffeine pills I took. I didn’t think anything of it. Obviously the ingredients on the caffeine pills are all USADA-approved, but what wasn’t in the ingredients is what I popped for, so it sucks.”

O’Malley knows UFC 229 is just a few days away and he wanted to be upfront to his supporters about his failed drug test, which he already knew of ten days ago.

“I had this guilty feeling in my stomach not to tell my fans why I am not fighting. No one knew, no one was releasing that I wasn’t fighting,” he said. “So I felt the need to. I am not to worried about people thinking I’m on steroids or trying to cheat. It’s just not me. I think the fans know deep down that I am not trying to cheat.”

Sean O’Malley hopes things settle quickly and hopes USADA wouldn’t hand him a longer suspension.

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