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Cynthia Calvillo’s Marijuana Suspension Extended By NSAC

Recently Cynthia Calvillo was handed a six month suspension by USADA for a positive marijuana test at UFC 219 in December, but thats not the end of the story.

The 30-year-old strawweight star also had to face the Nevada State Athletic Commission yesterday and they opted not to fall in line with USADA’s punishment and instead decided to suspend her for nine months in addition to a $6150 fine.

Calvillo had actually hoped that she’d be able to fight again by March 30th as USADA had offered to reduce her sentence to just three months if she took drug awareness and management courses, but NSAC’s ruling means that now won’t be possible and so she’ll now be out of action for a large portion of 2018.

That will surely be a significant blow for Calvilo as she would have been eager to get back into the Octagon again in an attempt to get back to winning ways after suffering the first loss to her career against Carla Esparza at the UFC 219 event.

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