UFC Strawweight Cynthia Calvillo Accepts Six Month Sanction For Marijuana

Cynthia Calvillo who was beaten by Carla Esparza via unanimous decision on 30 December, failed an in-competition drug test for Carboxy-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – a marijuana metabolite in relation to the UFC 219 contest last December in Las Vegas.

In a recent press release, USADA announced that UFC strawweight Cynthia Calvillo would be suspended for a six-month term.

Since the suspension is retroactive to the date of the drug test failure, a suspended Cynthia Calvillo can return to business on June 30 of this year. In that circumstance, Calvillo can shorten her suspension to only three months if she completes a “USADA-approved drug awareness and management program.”

Calvillo is also subject to punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), which regulated UFC 219.

Calvillo was undefeated as a professional before losing to Esparza at UFC 219. She picked up three UFC victories in the space of four months in 2017.

Published on March 11, 2018 at 12:00 am
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