Cris Cyborg informed of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation

USADA has informed Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition test on 12/5, per UFC.

The 31-year-old San Diego resident was informed Thursday of a potential violation stemming from on an out-of-competition drug test.

The UFC has released the following statement:

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.

In 2012, it was announced that Justino had tested positive for stanozolol, an anabolic steroid. As a result of the banned substance, her win against Hiroko Yamanaka in Strikeforce was changed to a no decision. Justino had her license suspended for one year and was fined $2,500.

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