Cris Cyborg says banned substance she tested positive was not for performance enhancing

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Cris Cyborg is facing a one-year suspension from USADA after testing positive for a banned substance. However, she revealed that the positive test was not for a PED but a medical treatment for her condition stemming from her weight cut.

USADA flags Cris Cyborg due to testing positive for a banned substance

Cyborg revealed on her Facebook account that she was flagged by USADA for testing positive for a banned substance. She noted that it came from an out of competition sample last December 5. The banned substance she tested positive for is known Spironolactone.

It is a diuretic that is used to mask the presence of PEDs on the user. Spironolactone is on the list of banned substances under the UFC’s anti-doping policy. Cyborg is facing a one-year suspension if found guilty.

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Cris Cyborg explains her positive test

In an interview with MMA Fighting, Cyborg revealed that she used the diuretic as a medical treatment. She noted that her doctor gave her the Spironolactone because of her sickness that came from weight cutting.

“What I can say now is that they are talking to my doctor, and I’m calm. Everybody knows I’m sick, that I’m recovering from the weight cut I had to do for the fight. What is happening is post-weight cut,” Cyborg said.

“Everybody knows I’m sick. They are talking to my doctor to solve this the best way. It’s nothing bad. I’m on medical treatment,” he added.

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Dana White comments about Cris Cyborg positive test

UFC president Dana White was asked about Cyborg’s violation by TMZ Sports. White believes that it will be the end for Cyborg if she is found guilty. He noted that he offered the 31-year-old MMA fighter three fights but she turned it all down.

“I’d offered three fights to Cyborg. She turned them all down. And then we just found out Cyborg had tested positive for a banned substance from USADA,” White said.

“This will be the second time. I don’t know (if Cyborg could recover). We’ll see how this thing plays out,” he added.

 Photo Courtesy: Fotografo personal de Cris Cyborg/Wikimedia Commons

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