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USADA clears ‘Cyborg’ Justino for immediate return to UFC stat : MMAjunkie

as informed in Nonetheless, because Spironolactone is prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, USADA advised Justino that her use of the medication without a valid TUE violated the UFC Anti-Doping Policy.
Justino was granted the exemption after a comprehensive review of her medical history involving spironolactone, the banned diuretic for which she tested positive, USADA said.
Spironolactone is a prohibited substance in the category of Diuretics and Masking Agents and is prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
“Because Justino’s TUE application was granted retroactively, her provisional suspension has been lifted with immediate effect and her positive test will not result in an anti-doping policy violation.
“USADA conducts the year-round, independent anti-doping program for all UFC athletes.

USADA clears ‘Cyborg’ Justino for immediate return to UFC

as informed in “She had an objective, measurable medical condition and she had exhausted other medical treatments for that condition that were within the rules.
“Cyborg has been around for a long time and we’ve known what a nasty fighter she is,” White said.
Dominant UFC women’s featherweight fighter Cris “Cyborg” Justino skirted a possibly lengthy suspension Friday when a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency committee announced it has granted her a retroactive exemption after she used a banned diuretic for medical reasons.
Justino tested positive for a steroid earlier this decade and might’ve faced a multiyear suspension if dinged again.
“I am extremely happy,” the Southland-trained Brazilian Justino said in a statement Friday after her application for the so-called therapeutic use exemption (TUE) was granted.

Doping agency clears Cris 'Cyborg' Justino for immediate return to UFC action

as informed in Related: Dan Hardy eyeing superfights, not a title run, in potential UFC return“I suppose you could say that, yeah,” Hardy said.
“Honestly I think I’m more valuable to the sport in the role that I’m doing now.
LONDON — If Dan Hardy has his way, he’ll be fighting inside the octagon before the end of 2018.
“So I need to cross all those bridges, as well, if I think about it, and if I think it’s right for me.
“Just the other day I had a kid come up to me and he said, ‘You’re the UFC analyst’.

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