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.
In accordance with UFC’s anti-doping policy, it’s possible that “potential” means that a B sample has not been tested yet. It is not immediately clear what substance Cyborg apparently tested positive for (or maybe there was an issue with the drug testing procedure as opposed to a failed test?), but that will likely trickle out within the next couple weeks.
In Cyborg’s last UFC fight, she demolished Lina Lansberg in Brazil.
This is a developing story and will be updated if there’s any new information.