Brazilian strawweight, Ribas, accepts USADA 2-year suspension

January 10, 2018

24-year-old Brazilian strawweight Amanda Ribas accepted a two-year suspension from USADA for violation of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy.  Her Octagon career has stalled before it even started.

The suspension comes from an out-of-competition test on June 7, 2017 as she was training for the TUF Finale in Vegas on July 7, 2017.  Ribas tested positive for Ostarine.  It is a non-specified substance in the class of Anabolic Agents and prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy.  According to the press release, “Ostarine is not currently available as a prescription medication in any country, and its unauthorized use may carry serious side effects.”

Payout Perspective:

Prior to her signing with the UFC Ribas was 6-1 in her professional career with 4 KOs and 2 submissions.  In the new year, it will be interesting to see how much of an effort that UFC and USADA does with incoming fighters with education on supplements.  While its not known what occurred with Ribas, there have been several fighters that have been flagged before or immediately after their UFC debut.

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