One of the UFC’s rising female stars Cynthia Calvillo has been flagged by USADA after testing positive for marijuana metabolities during an in-comptetition test in the lead-up to her UFC 219 fight with Carla Esparza.
The 30-year-old Calvillo made a big impression in 2017, winning her first three fights in a row inside the Octagon, while being tipped by Dana White as a future star.
However, Calvillo’s unbeaten record came to an end at UFC 219 after losing by unanimous decision to Carla Esparza and now that disappointment has been compounded by the fact that she’s now facing a suspension as well.
Read the UFC’s full statement regarding Calvillo’s USADA test below.
“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.”