Cortney Casey proven innocent in doping case
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<p>Cortney Casey has been exonerated in the doping case following her UFC 211 win over Jessica Aguilar.</p>
<p>According to a <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2017/6/23/15864576/ufc-says-cortney-casey-has-been-exonerated-in-doping-case-but-texas-sanctions-remain">report by MMAFighting</a>, the UFC received results that Casey’s A-sample, which revealed an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio, turned out to be a false positive. On Thursday, UFC vice president of athlete health and performance Jeff Novitzky announced that her B-sample came back clean.</p>
<p>Originally, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) suspended Casey for three months, overturned her unanimous decision victory over Aguilar into a no-contest, and fined her between $2000 and $5000.</p>
<p>According to Novitzky, the TDLR was too quick in handing out a punishment and instead should have taken more time to review the results before going public with the news.</p>
<p>Casey said that she has gotten full support from the UFC during the process. It is currently unknown whether she will take legal action against the TDLR for the defamation incurred.</p>
Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.