Rafael Cavalcante Tests Positive Following “Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Barnett”

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante failed his drug test following his fight with Mike Kyle and has been suspended for one year and fined $2,500 by CSAC. Boxing reporter Gabriel Montoya first reported the news.

There is no word on what substance “Feijao”tested positive for as of this post and MMAFighting reports that Cavalcante will protest the failed test.

News of Cavalcante’s failed test could not have come at more awkward time for the Blackhouse fighter after friend and former teammate Junior Dos Santos recently advocated for tighter drug testing on the sport.

It also has not been a good run for Strikeforce  as Cavalcante becomes the third Strikeforce fighter to test positive in a year, and that is not including former Strikeforce champions Alistair Overeem and Nick Diaz.