WADA Under Fire For Rob Font’s False Positive Case Over Cosmetic Product
U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has uncovered World Anti-Doping Agency’s blunder and cleared UFC bantamweight contender Rob Font of the charges of using prohibited drugs in his fight against former champion Cody Garbrandt in May.
Font’s urine samples were taken by the WADA immediately after he added another win to his resume at UFC Fight Night 188. He had tested positive for 4-chloropenoxyacetic acid (4-CPA), which is prohibited by the USADA.
Font’s manager-cum-coach, Tyson Chartier, has said that the news of his fighter testing positive for WADA’s test came as a shock. They then documented every item that Font had consumed before the May fight and sent the report to the USADA for reexamination.
It turned out that the substance for which WADA had declared a threshold of 1000 mg/ml 4-CPA is commonly found in shampoos and lotions.
USADA then concluded that the bantamweight star must have applied cosmetic products during fight week which resulted in the positive test.
Nevertheless, UFC’s Jeff Novitzky is furious with the WADA. Novitzky is the senior Vice-President of athlete health and performance. He told MMA Junkie: “This is a true ‘false positive’ case. And the blame lays squarely on the shoulders of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Their scientists put forth guidelines to their accredited laboratories that were flat out wrong.”