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22nd Dec 2016

Cyborg notified of a potential doping violation

The UFC have released a statement...


Chris “Cyborg” Justino has been notified of a potential doping violation, the UFC have announced.

The Brazilian fighter was last in action back in September, when she stopped Lina Lansberg in the second round at UFC Brasilia.

The discrepancy relates to a test taken out-of-competition on December 5.

The UFC have released a statement on the matter:

“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.”


Cris Cyborg,UFC