It’s been five days, but USADA got their weekly violation. Phew.
Phew! That was a close one. USADA almost made it an entire week without handing down a punishment to a UFC fighter. Luckily, they never seem to falter and they came through once again.
If you can read between the lines, you can easily pick up my sarcasm. It’s no secret that I am a huge anti-USADA person. Once again, they have shelved another UFC fighter before they ever made their debut. This time, it’s a very highly touted prospect.
Amanda Ribas, COME ON DOWWWWWWNNNNN!
According to USADA’s official site:
“USADA announced today that UFC® athlete Amanda Ribas, of Coconut Creek, Fla., has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a two-year sanction for her anti-doping policy violation.
Ribas, 24, tested positive for ostarine following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on June 7, 2017. Ostarine is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents and prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.
Ribas’ two-year period of ineligibility, the standard sanction for a first offense involving a non-Specified Substance, began on June 7, 2017, the date her positive sample was collected. As a result of her positive test, Ribas was removed from the Card for the Ultimate Fighter Finale in Las Vegas, Nev., scheduled for July 7, 2017. Ribas’ positive test also falls under the jurisdiction of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which may impose additional sanctions, including fines or a period of ineligibility that is longer than the period set forth above.”
Awesome. See you guys next week!