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Cris ‘Cyborg’ fails out of competition drug test



News of Invicta FC featherweight champion and UFC competitor Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino (17-1) failing an out of competition drug test broke just moments ago on the official website for the promotion.

“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.

Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information or UFC statements will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”

This marks the 2nd doping violation of Cyborg’s MMA career. She was stripped of her Strikeforce featherweight title back in January of 2012 after a test revealed that she had tested positive for stanozol following her title bout with Hiroko Yamanaka. 

Cyborg has been in the news a ton of late due to her dissatisfaction with the UFC. She believes that the recent announcement of the company having Holly Holm battle Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural women’s featherweight title was a slap in the face and that she is the true champion of the division. Cyborg claimed that she would not be able to cut down to 145 lbs by the date of the fight (February 11th) due to health reasons.

It is unknown at this time how long Cyborg’s suspension will last or if she will be forced to vacate her Invicta FC featherweight title. If so, the featherweight main event between Megan Anderson and Charmaine Tweet at Invicta FC 21 on January 14th could end up being for gold.  

Here’s Cyborg’s response to the failed drug test via MMAFighting:

“What I can say now is that they are talking to my doctor, and I’m calm,” Cyborg said. “Everybody knows I’m sick, that I’m recovering from the weight cut I had to do for the fight. What is happening is post-weight cut. Everybody knows I’m sick. They are talking to my doctor to solve this the best way.

“It’s nothing bad. I’m on medical treatment.”

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