Calvillo Suspended Six Months For Pot

Cynthia Calvillo may be suspended, but won’t be out of competition for that long, as she has accepted a six-month suspension from USADA.

Calvillo failed an in-competition drug test in December, prior to her fight at UFC 219 against Carla Esparza. The strawweight tested positive for  Carboxy-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — a marijuana metabolite. And while she is on the shelf for six months, Calvillo may get her suspension reduced to three months if she is able to complete a USADA approved drug awareness and management program.

Per a report from MMA Fighting, if Calvillo is able to attain the reduced suspension, she will be able to compete again by March 30th, or if not Calvillo will be able to fight on June 30th.  Calvillo could receive further sanctions from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, as they were the event’s governing body.

Original Story MMA Fighting

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