Former UFC Title Challenger Raquel Pennington Suspended for six months by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, UFC’s official anti-doping partner.
Pennington revealed today that a suspension is imminent, and the agency announced shortly after making a formal announcement following a self-reported breach of UFC’s anti-doping policy by a 32-year-old woman Bantamweight. did.
Pennington was found to be using the prohormone 7-keto-DHEA and the peptide AOD-9064. Both of these were prescribed by a doctor to treat the condition, she said. Unfortunately, both substances are always banned under UFC policy.
According to a USADA official, “She used the substance for a short period of time and then investigated it and found that it was a banned substance and suggested that she use it immediately for USADA. Pennington faced potential two-year sanctions, but “based on her candid declaration before sample collection and her full and full cooperation,” USADA officials were given a confirmed reduction order.
Pennington’s ineligibility period began on November 17, when she declared the use of the substance, and was eligible to return to May.
Pennington (11-8 MMA, 8-5 UFC) fought last in June, defeating Marion Reneau in the ESPN 11 UFC. She is currently in 8th place in the latest USA TODAY Sports / MMA Junkie. Women’s bantamweight ranking..
The full statement of Pennington is:Via Instagram):
I wanted you to hear this from me first. This morning, USADA announces that I have violated the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. Here is the fact. I went to my doctor about the condition I was experiencing and was prescribed some medications to treat the condition. Unfortunately, I took the drug for a short period of time before I realized that I should check those conditions under the program. I quickly discovered that these drugs could be banned, so I immediately stopped taking them and contacted the UFC to report this potential problem. I would like to clarify that nothing has been forced to report this to the UFC, and ultimately to the USADA. No one knew about this, except that I, my doctor, and USADA hadn’t collected samples from me since they started taking the medication. This was just that I realized a potential mistake and wanted to do the right thing. As the following statement from USADA shows, I fully cooperated with them and provided them 100% honestly. I wasn’t cheating, circumventing the rules, or trying to get performance benefits. I was just trying to treat my condition and made the mistake of not checking the status of these drugs in a timely manner. We apologize to all the fans, and I would like to be more careful in the future and profess that it will never happen again. We hope to set an example for all of us to make mistakes, but that’s what you do after recognizing those mistakes that define your true personality. I believe my actions shown at these events show everyone what I am made of. I regret making this mistake, but I’m proud of how I handled it. I hope you too. We appreciate your understanding and support. #TeamRocky #BeBackInMay
Following the announcement, Jeff Nowitzki, senior vice president of health and performance for UFC athletes, quotes from her statement, emphasizing Pennington’s willingness to be transparent when her case is investigated. I went to Twitter for (Via Twitter):
When she realized a potential mistake, Raquel did everything right. “Your mistakes do not define your personality. That is what you do after you make a mistake, and that makes all the difference.” https://t.co/oo00d0SwYm
— Jeff Nowitzki (@JeffNovitzkyUFC) January 28, 2021
– MMA Sports
USADA will suspend Raquel Pennington for 6 months after self-reporting
https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2021/01/usada-suspends-raquel-pennington-for-six-months-following-self-report-rocky-issues-statement USADA will suspend Raquel Pennington for 6 months after self-reporting