"This is one of the cases that it had something in it that was on the USADA quote-unquote banned list.
Mendes, 31, said he has suffered from plaque psoriasis, a skin condition marked by itchy red patches, since he was a child.
Mendes (17-4) said he did not attempt to fight the anti-doping violation.
I can't be the one to break a rule and be like, ‘Oh, I want special treatment.'" "It's embarrassing, to be honest," Mendes said.
And for this to come out and now be labeled a quote-unquote juice head, it's embarrassing man." Mendes, who is coming off a first-round knockout loss to Frankie Edgar in December, planned on taking some time off anyway, but two years is a long time.