Cris “Cyborg” Justino Informed of Potential Anti-Doping Violation
By FCF Staff
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that Cris “Cyborg” Justino has been notified of a potential anti-doping violation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
The news comes several months after the Brazilian star stopped Lina Lansberg in September, and after “Cyborg” turned down opportunities to fight for the UFC’s first, women’s featherweight title.
Recently the promotion posted the statement below:
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 2011, Justino tested positive for the banned substance stanozolol and was suspended for a year.