Former title challenger Raquel Pennington announces USADA violation – MMA Sports

Editor’s Note: This article was updated at 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time on January 28, to add official sanctions from the US Anti-Doping Agency.

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Ultimate Fighting Championship Bantamweight Raquel Pennington I didn’t want to hear from anyone but her.

On Thursday, Pennington Social media She inadvertently violated anti-doping policies from prescription drugs to recover from her condition.United States Anti-Doping Agency Then released information about her breach, 7-Keto-two substances, DHEA and AOD-9064-both banned anabolic substances-were reported by her.First announced ESPN
Shortly after she issued the statement, Pennington was issued a six-month suspension following her cooperation and reporting of the problem.

“Rocky” revealed that she wasn’t really positive at all, but rather informed USADA that she had taken these drugs. Pennington said she worked fully with drug testing services and was willing to inform them about these substances. In the past, USADA suspended a fighter that revealed that it had ingested the substance. Lyoto Machida DHEA and Mirko Filipovich For hGH. Her six-month ban will be lifted in May, dating back to her report on November 17.

Pennington alternates between winning and losing in the last four times, and the winning decision is Irene Aldana And Marion Reneau Scattered during the defeat of the decision Holly Holm
And Germaine de Randummy..Colorado natives faced Amanda Nunes She suffered a five-round defeat to the champion due to her belt at UFC 224 in 2018. Before meeting Nunez, Pennington won the longest four consecutive victories in her career. Miesha Tate
And Jessica Andrade In the middle.

In her statement she I have written:

“I wanted you to hear this first. This morning, USADA announces that I have violated the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. Here’s the fact. I’m talking to my doctor about the condition I’m experiencing. I went to and was prescribed some medications to treat the condition. Unfortunately, I took short-term medications before I realized that I should check their condition under the program. I took it.

“I quickly discovered that these drugs could be banned, so I immediately stopped taking them and contacted the UFC to report this potential problem,” she continued. I did. “I want to make it clear that nothing has been forced to report this to the UFC, and ultimately to USADA. From me since I, my doctor and USADA started taking medication. No one knew about this, except that I wasn’t collecting samples. It was just that I realized a potential mistake and wanted to do the right thing.

“As the following statement from USADA shows, I cooperated fully with them and provided them 100% honestly. I cheated, circumvented the rules, and provided performance benefits. I wasn’t trying to get it. I was just trying to treat my condition and made the mistake of not checking the status of these drugs in a timely manner. I apologize to my fans and more in the future. I would like to be careful and profess that it will never happen again.

“I hope it sets an example for all of us making mistakes,” she concludes. “But that’s what you do after recognizing those mistakes that define your true personality. My actions shown at these events show everyone what I’m made of. I regret making this mistake, but I’m proud of how I handled it. I hope you too. Thank you for your understanding. Thank you for your support. #TeamRocky. “


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Former title challenger Raquel Pennington announces USADA violation Former title challenger Raquel Pennington announces USADA violation

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