It hasn’t taken long for Cris “Cvborg” Justino and her camp to respond to the news she’s been notified by USADA of a potential anti-doping violation.
If you missed it earlier, the UFC has announced that “Cyborg” has been flagged by USADA, as a result of a test that was conducted earlier this month. The substance behind the potential anti-doping violation wasn’t disclosed.
Since then, MMA Fighting spoke with Justino, and here is some of what she had to say about the notification:
“…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.”
In addition, “Cyborg’s” boyfriend Ray Elbe responded to the news on The Underground forum. Elbe stated that the notification is “not for a steroid”, and that:
“…She has a prescription as part of the post fight therapy she’s been receiving due to the severe weight cut.
This has been known for a few days, and Cris doctor has been in direct contact with USADA turning over all the necessary patient files to document the reasons Cris needs the medication.”
So, now it remains to be seen what transpires next, and if Justino ends up being suspended. Recently “Cyborg” reported that she’s still recovering, mentally and physically, from the drop to 140 pounds in September, when she stopped Lina Lansberg. “Cyborg” has said this is why she turned down two opportunities to fight for the UFC’s inaugural, women’s featherweight title.
Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie are going to battle for the new belt on February 11th.