Jessica Penne will no longer be accepting donations to help fund for legal fees against USADA.
Last month, Jessica Penne opened up in an emotional, lengthy statement about her troubles with USADA which have left her ‘heartbroken and defeated’ and effectively retired her from MMA competition.
Following the statement, Penne’s team set up a GoFundMe in order to raise money for legal fees as they prepare to battle USADA head on in court.
On Wednesday evening, the GoFundMe was shut down. Penne’s manager, Brian Butler, issued a statement.
“We will be closing the campaign today. We have been working with UFC and our legal team diligently and it looks like USADA and our legal team are close to reaching an outcome that will avoid the full costs of an arbitration. We want to thank everyone for their donations because without it we wouldn’t have been able to get us this far! We will keep you posted on the developments as they come but do not want people to keep donating at this time. Thank you all so much for your support of Jessica!”
Stay tuned for more updates on this story.