Nevada Athletic Commission hands Cynthia Calvillo nine-month suspension

On top of Calvillo’s six-month USADA suspension for testing positive for marijuana metabolites, the strawweight will now face an additional three months courtesy of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NAC).

The 30-year-old strawweight standout was first flagged by USADA for a failed in-competition drug test resulting from her UFC 219 bout versus Carla Esparza in December, which also served as the first loss of her career.

Calvillo tested positive for Carboxy-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Since UFC 219 took place in Las Vegas, Nevada, Calvillo was subject to disciplinary action from both USADA and NAC.

USADA handed Calvillo a six-month suspension for the marijuana failure, and now the NAC has revealed to MMA Fightng that they’ve given Calvillo a nine-month suspension. The suspension periods will run simultaneously: Calvillo will be cleared for competition on Sept. 30.

In addition to the suspension, Calvillo was fined $6,150– 15% of her fight purse.  She will need to submit a clean drug test before reapplying for her license.

Fight fans, do you believe this punishment is unjust?

Source: Shaun Al-Shatti, MMA Fighting

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