In what is becoming far too often of an occurrence in the UFC, another star is facing a possible suspension for a failed drug test. The UFC created an event specifically for Cris “Cyborg” Justino, scheduled for this Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, but that event could be missing the woman it was created for. According to the Los Angeles Times, the fighter tested positive for a banned substance back on Dec. 5, when she had the substance identified as the banned diuretic spironolactone in her sample.
She has been replaced in this weekend’s bout by Holly Holm (10-2), who is the same fighter that beat Ronda Rousey in her first ever professional loss. Holm will now square off with former kick-boxing champion Germaine De Randamie (6-3) of the Netherlands in the card’s main event.
Justino tested positive for steroids back in 2011, and she’s appealing the current suspension to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. With stars such as Brock Lesnar, Jon Jones and Justino violating the rules against banned substances, hopefully the UFC can get control of this all-too-common occurrence.