The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Thursday declared that UFC No. 4 rated women’s bantamweight Raquel Pennington has been suspended for six months for violating the UFC Anti-Doping Coverage.
Colorado Springs, Colo. (January 28, 2021) – USADA declared nowadays that Raquel Pennington, of Colorado Springs, Colo., has recognized a six-thirty day period sanction for a violation of the UFC Anti-Doping Plan.
Pennington, 32, self-noted the use of two prohibited substances – 7-keto-DHEA and AOD-9064 – to USADA on November 17, 2020. As the outcome of the declaration, USADA collected an out-of-competition urine sample from Pennington, and subsequent analysis was reliable with her declared use of 7-keto-DHEA.
7-keto-DHEA (7-keto-dehydroepiandrosterone) is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents and AOD-9064 is a non-Specified Compound in the course of Peptide Hormones, Expansion Things, Related Substances, and Mimetics. Both equally substances are prohibited at all occasions under the UFC Anti-Doping Coverage and UFC Prohibited List.
Through her self-report, Pennington provided information and facts that she was approved and furnished 7-keto-DHEA and AOD-9064 by a health practitioner to assistance deal with a healthcare problem. Following using the substances for a quick interval of time, she conducted exploration and uncovered that they ended up prohibited substances and straight away arrived ahead about her use to USADA. Pennington was eligible for a reduction to the interval of ineligibility dependent on her forthright declaration prior to sample selection and for her Full and Finish Cooperation.
Pennington’s six-month period of time of ineligibility started on November 17, 2020, the day she declared the use of prohibited substances and her positive sample was gathered. She will be eligible to return on May 17, 2021.
Raquel Pennington suspension follows roller coaster ride in the Octagon
At this time rated No. 4 in the UFC women’s bantamweight division, Pennington challenged winner Amanda Nunes in May perhaps of 2018. She lost the bout.
Pennington followed with a loss to Germaine de Randamie, at the moment ranked No. 1 in the division, prior to acquiring back on the winning monitor. She defeated Irene Aldana in July of 2019.
Her accomplishment was small-lived, losing to Holly Holm in January of 2020. Pennington all over again rebounded when she returned in June of 2020 to defeat Marion Reneau.
The suspension means Pennington will have been on the sidelines for nearly a yr just before she is qualified to return in May.
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