UFC Releases Statement On Walt Harris 4-Year Steroid Suspension

UFC heavyweight Walt Harris has been suspended from MMA for four years.

On Thursday the UFC announced Harris had tested positive for multiple steroids over a period of a few months.

Combat Sports Anti-Doping (CSAD) announced today that Walt Harris, of Pelham, Alabama, has accepted a 48-month sanction for two separate violations of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy.

Harris first tested positive for drostanalone, its metabolite 3a-hydroxy-2a-methyl-5a-androstan-17-on, and testosterone of exogenous origin in samples collected on June 24, 2023 and July 12, 2023. Harris was notified of the first adverse finding on July 11, 2023.

The UFC currently runs the Combat Sports Anti-Doping (CSAD) after parting ways with USADA in January.

Harris has not fought in the UFC since a June 2021 loss to Marcin Tybura.