UFC and Dana White each respond to Cris Cyborg anti-doping violation
After news of the Invicta FC featherweight champion Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino being notified of a potential anti-doping violation broke earlier today, both the UFC and Dana White have responded.
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.
Dana White Response – From TMZ
“First fight she had 8 weeks to get ready. Second fight she had 11 weeks to get ready and the third fight she just turned down,” White says.
“I thought it was just strange that she was turning down all these fights … not so strange now.”