BREAKING | Jessica Penne is Suspended by the UFC Until October 2018

It looks like we won’t be seeing UFC strawweight Jessica Penne during nearly all of 2018.

Stemming from a potential anti-doping violation from back in May, Penne has been suspended from competition for 18…

“Although Penne’s sample was initially reported as negative for prohibited substances on the standard out-of-competition testing menu, upon review of Penne’s Athlete Biological Passport, the sample was subsequently flagged for additional analysis due to an increased degree of variability in urinary biomarkers measured in the sample,” USADA officials said in a press release. Sophisticated carbon isotope-ratio mass spectrometry (GC/C/IRMS) analysis confirmed the presence of a synthetic anabolic agent in Penne’s sample. Before the reanalysis of her sample was completed, Penne fought at the UFC Fight Night event in Nashville on April 22, 2017, an event sanctioned by the Tennessee Athlete Commission.”As per a press release from USADA officials via Damon Martin of MMAWeekly.

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