Calvillo Fails USADA Test For Pot
Three weeks after the first loss in her career with a unanimous decision loss to Carla Esparza at UFC 219, the UFC announced Wednesday that Cynthia Calvillo has been notified of a potential UFC anti-doping policy violation after failing a USADA drug test for traces of THC. The positive test stems from an in-competition sample collected in relation to her fight on December 30th.
Carboxy-THC is described in the release as “a metabolite of marijuana and/or hashish.”
Calvillo is expected to go through adjudication procedures with USADA and the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC), which also has jurisdiction in the case, to determine possible sanctions.
Kelvin Gastelum was the most recent case of a fighter testing positive for Marijuana, following his fight against Vitor Belfort, where his victory would be overturned to a no contest. On top of the change to his Belfort fight, Gastelum would be suspended for three months and have his UFC 212 fight against Anderson Silva cancelled.
The UFC’s statement can be read 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.