Khalil Rountree Jr. suspended 2 months for doping violation

Khalil Rountree Jr. suspended 2 months for doping violation, could face additional penalty in Nevada

Khalil Rountree only has to sit out for two months after self-reporting a violation of UFC’s anti-doping policy, but that’s still enough time to prevent him from competing at UFC 303.

On Wednesday, UFC issued a statement via Combat Sports Anti-Doping (CSAD, the promotion’s in house anti-doping program) announcing that Rountree has accepted a two-month sanction retroactive to May 4 after revealing that he took a supplement that contained a banned substance.

Rountree previously released his own statement confessing to accidentally ingesting DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone), an anabolic agent banned at all times for athletes, through a supplement he was taking. After informing UFC that he used a supplement with DHEA, he was temporarily suspended and removed from his fight against Jamahal Hill on June 29.

After Rountree reported his use of the supplement, he was tested and the sample collected came back positive for “the exogenous origin of 5a-androstanediol, 5b-androstanediol and androsterone, all metabolites of DHEA.”