UFC President Dana White Opens Up About Cyborg Drug Test Failure (VIDEO)
UFC president Dana White was hoping Cris Cyborg could be one of the centerpieces of the new women’s featherweight division. But it’s looking like any hope of having her front-and-center have been dashed, as the 145-pound fighter has been flagged for a potential anti-doping violation stemming from use of Spironolactone, a banned diuretic in the MMA organization.
TMZ caught up with White just moments after learning about Cyborg’s drug test failure from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Needless to say, the UFC prez was still trying to piece it all together. With this being Cyborg’s second drug test failure, it’s hard to imagine White will be able to realistically build a division around her. At the very least, her dependability is in question. Find out what White has to say about Cyborg’s situation by watching the video below:
What else can White do except roll with the punches? That said, I’m not sure anyone was really asking for a women’s featherweight division in the first place, so if he can’t assemble the talent to support such a division, White might as well just eliminate the division altogether and have a unification fight after Holm/De Randamie. Hell, maybe that’s the end goal here. If Ronda Rousey wins the women’s bantamweight title next Saturday, UFC could make crazy money off a Holm/Rousey rematch in which one of the two women could become a double champion, a la Conor McGregor. Either way, it should be interesting to see how this all plays out. This is Cyborg’s second drug test violation, so the penalty is likely to be harsher, which means we probably won’t be seeing her fight any time soon. But when you consider how many fights she’s been refusing as of late, it was unlikely we were going to see her fight soon anyway.
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