Cris 'Cyborg' Justino notified of potential doping violation

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Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino notified of potential doping violation
Thursday December 22nd, 2016

Cris "Cyborg" Justino has been notified of a potential U.S.Anti-Doping Agency violation stemming from an out-of-competition Dec. 5 drug test.

The drug in question has not been identified in accordance with USADA policy. 

UFC released a statement on Thursday acknowledging the potential violation. 

"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."

Justino, 31, has been suspended for a doping violation before, drawing a one-year suspension in 2011 after testing positive for the steroid stanozolol.

Justino has a 17–1 UFC record and has won all seven of her fights since returning from her suspension.

She has not yet commented on the news of the potential violation.

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