UFC notified of potential USADA violation by Cris “Cyborg” Santos
“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 ”
Cyborg who tested positive for stanozolol metabolites in a december 2011 test issued a statement on her Facebook page claiming the December 2016 positive test is for medication prescribed by her doctor to recover after her three troubling weight cuts to fight at 140 in 2016. This sample was taken from an out of competition test taken on December 5th 2016 ( full statement available on Cyborgs Facebook profile here )
“It has been brought to my attention that my recent sample contained a banned substance known as Spironolactone. The substance is part of a therapeutic treatment being administered to me by doctor that started the 26th of September and is supposed to last for a period of no less than 90 days, requiring blood exams at the completion.”
Spironolactone is a diuretic, treating fluid retention (edema) in patients. It can be used to treat an excess of aldosterone in the body which is a hormone released by the adrenal glands to regulate salt and water balance in the body.