One of the greatest women’s MMA fighters of all time just received a huge break.
Cris Cyborg has been granted a retroactive therapeutic use exemption by a USADA committee after testing positive for a banned diuretic called spironolactone this past December. Cyborg was facing a one-year suspension from MMA competition.
Cyborg’s claim was that she used the substance to help recover from cutting weight for her last UFC fight. Her physician recommended it to her. She can now compete immediately in the UFC.
With the UFC Women’s Featherweight Division currently in a controversial state due to the result of last weekends Germain de Randamie vs. Holly Holm Inaugural Championship fight, it will be interesting to see how quickly Cyborg gets a shot at the UFC Women’s Featherweight Championship.
In case you missed last week’s championship fight, de Randamie connected with Holly Holm twice after the buzzer sounded to end two rounds of the fight, with no point deduction, and went on to defeat Holm.
Here is an official statement from Cyborg’s Facebook: