MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Cris Cyborg flagged for a potential USADA violation

480 Cris Cyborg flagged for a potential USADA violation Thursday the UFC released a statement confirming that Invicta FC champion and UFC fighter Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino was flagged for a possible USADA violation. The sample was taken only a few weeks ago weeks ago. and here’s the statement from the UFC. “The UFC organization was formally notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on December 5, 2016. 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 fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed.” Cyborg (17-1, 1 NC) tested positive the anabolic steroid stanozolol in 2012 while competing for Strikeforce and was stripped of her featherweight title. The 31-year old made her UFC debut this year going a perfect 2-0 and hasn’t lost a fight since her pro debut in 2005. She made headlines last week for turning down matchups Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie (who are now slated to face each other at UFC 208). Her reasoning was due to needing more time off to let her body heal after a bad weight cut. Stay tuned to as updates to this story as information becomes avaliable.

Written by James Lynch

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