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UFC Strawweight Cynthia Calvillo Suspended 9 Months by Nevada Commission



Cynthia Calvillo will be sidelined until at least Sept. 30.

On Tuesday, Calvillo was handed a nine month suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission after testing positive for marijuana following her fight against Carla Esparza at UFC 219.

The in competition drug test came back positive for Carboxy-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — a metabolite of marijuana — following the fight on Dec. 30, 2017.

In addition to the suspension, Calvillo was fined $6,150 — 15-percent of her $41,000 fight purse. Calvillo will also have to pay attorney’s fees and submit a clean drug test before she’s able to receive a new fight license in Nevada again.

Calvillo had previously been suspended for six months by USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) for the same drug test with the possibility of having her sentence reduced to three months if she completed a drug awareness program.

Calvillo’s two suspensions will run concurrently but that means she will be out until at least Sept. 30 due to the longer sanction from Nevada.

The loss at UFC 219 was the first of Calvillo’s career and the result will remain unchanged regardless of her positive drug test.