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Cristiane 'Cyborg' notified of potential USADA violation

<p>Cristiane &ldquo;Cyborg&rdquo; Justino is possibly in hot water with USADA.</p> <p>According to a statement released by the UFC on Thursday, the 31-year-old Brazilian was notified of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition drug test administered on December 5. So far, no penalty has been imposed and her case will undergo further investigation.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.ufc.com/news/ufc-statement-on-cris-cyborg-december-22-2016">full statement</a> issued by the UFC can be read below:</p> <blockquote> <p>The UFC organization was formally notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Cristiane &ldquo;Cyborg&rdquo; Justino of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on December 5, 2016.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> 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.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> 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.</p> </blockquote> <p>&ldquo;Cyborg&rdquo;, who has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs back in 2011, explained on her <a href="https://www.facebook.com/criscyborgmma/photos/a.10150201414521892.315101.127192241891/10154075696066892/?type=3">Facebook page</a> that the substance she tested positive for was a diuretic called Spironolactone. According to the post, the drug was prescribed to her by her doctor as part of her recovery process from a brutal weight cut in her last fight. She is currently in the process of applying for a retroactive therapeutic use exemption from USADA to continue her treatment.</p>

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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.

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