Jon Jones is making headlines this week after it was confirmed that his “B” sample had also tested positive for the banned substance, Turinabol.

USADA has already suspended 13 UFC fighters so far this year, including some notables names. Here are five other fighters who’ve been handed hefty bans by USADA in 2017.

5. Felipe Olivieri


Suspended For: 2-years.
Substance / Reason: Methyltestosterone (Orally active anabolic-androgenic steroid).
Sanction Release Date: 01/25/2017.

Felipe Olivieri, the Nova Uniao product who was submitted by Tony Martin in his promotional debut at UFC on FOX 18, tested positive for methyltestosterone metabolites 5α-tetrahydro methyltestosterone and 5β–tetrahydromethyltestosterone in his urine test prior to his UFC debut.

Olivieri claimed and attacked the chain of custody and competency of the WADA-accredited lab that found the mentioned substance and even filed an appeal but “failed to establish that the sample chain of custody and analysis … had been compromised” and “did not present any mitigating evidence with respect to his level of fault during the appeal process,” per McLaren Global Sports Solutions, Inc. Olivieri then received a two-year period of ineligibility for his anti-doping policy violation.

4. Tom Lawlor

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Suspended For: 2-years.
Substance / Reason: Ostarine (Selective Androgen Receptor Modulator -SARM-).
Sanction Release Date: 02/24/2017.

Tom Lawlor tested positive for a low level of Ostarine, a banned performance-enhancing substance that is part of the SARMs family (selective androgen receptor modulator). This substance may be used by athletes to assist in training and increase physical stamina and fitness, potentially producing effects similar to anabolic steroids.

Officially, it was announced on Feb. 24 that Lawlor had agreed to a two-year suspension, through Oct. 9, 2018. He also feels there’s a good chance his career as a fighter may be over due to the suspension.

3. Viscardi Andrade

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Suspended For: 2-years.
Substance / Reason: Stanozolol (Synthetic Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid).
Sanction Release Date: 03/21/2017.

Brazilian welterweight Viscardi Andrade tested positive in An out-of-competition test conducted March 7, revealing the presence of the banned steroid stanozolol and its metabolites. Andrade’s test took place 12 days prior to his fight, but according to a release from the UFC, he wasn’t notified of his potential anti-doping violation until April 12.

Andrade received a two-year sanction, pursuant to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, after testing positive for the substance previously mentioned. His win over Richard Walsh on March 20, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 85 was then changed to “No Contest”.

2. Frank Mir

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Suspended For: 2-years.
Substance / Reason: Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT).
Sanction Release Date: 04/21/2017.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir tested positive for a long-term metabolite of dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT), following an in-competition test conducted after his knockout loss to Mark Hunt on March 20, 2016, in Brisbane, Australia.

Mir, who turned 38 in May, was suspended two years by USADA. Now, after getting his release from his UFC contract, he’s serving the suspension so he can compete inside the Bellator banner.

The suspension is backdated to April 8, 2016 (although USADA release date was April 21), which means Mir will be eligible for reinstatement in just under a year.

1. Ricardo Abreu

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Suspended For: 4-years.
Substance / Reason: 19-norandrosterone (Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid -AAS-).
Sanction Release Date: 05/05/2017.

Ricardo Abreu is really a rare case. “Demente”, was already suspended until June 2018 after testing positive for anabolic steroid metabolites of Norandrosterone and nor-etiocholanolone in June of 2016. Pitifully, he expected to fail a second drug test that handed him out a FOUR-year suspension after testing positive for 19-noretiocholanolone.

Before getting the official verdict from USADA, he announced his decision to retire from the sport to focus on his health and family after battling depression. But…, he wouldn’t be eligible to compete for a very long time anyway. In fact, his four-year suspension won’t even begin until he informs UFC and USADA that he’s resuming his fighting career.