Cris “Cyborg” Justino is in the news once again, as the UFC’s announced that the renowned, featherweight fighter has been notified of a potential anti-doping violation.
Recently the promotion posted the following statement on its official site:
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.
Recently Justino reported she elected to turn down offers to fight for the UFC’s inaugural, women’s 145 title, since she is still recovering from the cut to 140 for her last bout. That fight took place in September, and “Cyborg” stopped Lina Lansberg in the second round.
“Cyborg” tested positive for the banned substance stanozolol in 2011, when she was Strikeforce’s featherweight champ, and was suspended for a year.