19 Jan Cynthia Calvillo: How quickly things can change
Leading up to her bout at UFC 219 with Carla Esparza, Cynthia Calvillo was 6-0, favoured to beat Esparza and victory would have probably landed her a title shot, how quickly things can change in MMA.
Though not disgraced Calvillo dropped a decision to Esparza and in doing so lost her unbeaten record, Esparza is the former and first ever UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion.
To make matters worse Calvillo has now been flagged for a potential USADA doping violation as a result of an in competition test.
The UFC have released this statement:
The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed Cynthia Calvillo of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation involving Carboxy-Tetrahydrocannabinol (“Carboxy-THC”) which is a metabolite of marijuana and/or hashish, above the decision limit of 180 ng/mL, stemming from an in-competition sample collected in conjunction with her recent bout in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 30, 2017, UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm.
USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Calvillo, as it relates to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy and future UFC participation. Because the Nevada Athletic Commission was the regulatory body overseeing the fight in Las Vegas and has licensing jurisdiction over Calvillo, USADA will work to ensure that the Nevada Athletic Commission has the necessary information to determine its proper judgment of Calvillo’s potential anti-doping violation. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.
Calvillo will go through the due process but faces a possible suspension if the violation is proven.