Chad Mendes (José Youngs/The MMA Corner)Chad Mendes Faces Potential Anti-Doping Violation José Youngs June 10, 2016 News, Spotlight, UFC On Friday, UFC officials announced former three-time featherweight title contender Chad Mendes had been flagged for a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation following an out-of-competition drug test collected by the United States Anti-Doping Agency. The UFC’s statement can be read below. “The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Chad Mendes of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection. USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.” Mendes (17-4) has not been seen inside the Octagon since suffering a violent first round knockout loss to former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar in December. Prior to this loss, fans saw “Money” suffer heartbreaking second round TKO loss to Conor McGregor following the pair’s interim title fight at UFC 189 in July.