29-Year-Old UFC Heavyweight 8-0
April 5, 2017 Justin Ledet News
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Ledet accepted a four-month suspension for using a tainted substance, Damon Martin of Fox Sports reports.
His suspension is retroactive to Feb. 1 when he was initially flagged for the violation by the USADA. Ledet will be eligible to fight again starting on June 1.
Justin Ledet: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Fantasy AnalysisLedet failed a drug test from a January 12 sample, but it has yet to be released exactly what substance was discovered. He recently had to withdraw from a fight with Dmitry Sosnoviskiy at UFC Fight Night 104 due to undisclosed injury. Ledet's punishment, if any, will be decided once the adjudication process is complete, and there will likely be more on his status at that time.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter showing off his boxing in his UFC debut, Ledet went to the submission game here. He appeared to surprise his opponent with a takedown attempt early in the fight. Godbeer struggled on the ground. About two minutes into the round, Ledet took the back. From there, he locked on the rear-naked choke then secured the leg hooks and finished the fight.
Fantasy AnalysisLedet has shown submission skills in lesser promotions prior to his UFC debut Saturday, but this fight played out almost entirely on the feet. His strikes were more frequent and damaging, and there was little question who came out on top in this one in the judges' eyes. The one knock on Ledet is that he went into retreat mode in the end of the third round, and although the fans didn't like it, it was what he needed to do to avoid an opponent desperate for a knockout.