Duda Santana’s UFC career has come to an conclusion after the Brazilian bantamweight analyzed positive for a banned material, her manager Alex Davis verified to MMA Preventing on Monday.
“Cowboyzinha” analyzed constructive for selective androgen receptor modulator LGD-4033 during an out-of-competitors examination conducted by the United States Anti-Doping Company on Feb. 11, 2020. Santana will provide a two-yr suspension, Davis stated. The UFC and USADA did not promptly reply for comment, but USADA as a make any difference of coverage doesn’t expose suspensions until finally instances are fixed.
According to Davis, Santana “is really very poor and finished up shopping for dietary supplements from unreliable resources, ensuing in an additional case of contaminated dietary supplements.”
“We think in her innocence, but we have to comply with what USADA determines and provide the suspension,” Davis claimed. “We did not attraction. We tried using, but could not obtain the origin of it because she experienced thrown out some of her health supplements. … She’s really gifted and she will bounce back again from this. We’ll not give up on her.”
Santana (3-1) fought just after in the UFC, getting rid of through initial-round submission to Bea Malecki in June 2019. “Cowboyzinha,” who was signed by the promotion 1 yr just after visa issues compelled her out of Dana White’s Contender Collection, withdrew from UFC fights with Tracy Cortez and Sarah Alpar thanks to particular troubles in 2019 and 2020.
Santana made headlines previously this calendar year soon after fellow UFC fighters donated income so she and her household would have a little something to eat following the COVID-19 pandemic remaining everyone in their spouse and children out of function. Santana shares a home with her daughter and seven other customers of her family members at the Metropolis of God slum.
“We’re broke like every person else,” Santana told MMA Battling at the time. “It’s difficult. I depend on the combat and the acquire, and I was counting on the income. We function really hard and teach hard every single day to combat, so it’s a little bit frustrating. That’s the word, we get frustrated.”