U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

Doping agency clears Cris 'Cyborg' Justino for immediate return to UFC action

Doping agency clears Cris 'Cyborg' Justino for immediate return to UFC action

Dominant UFC women’s featherweight fighter Cris “Cyborg” Justino skirted a possibly lengthy suspension Friday when a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency committee announced it has granted her a retroactive exemption after she used a banned diuretic for medical reasons.

“I am extremely happy,” the Southland-trained Brazilian Justino said in a statement Friday after her application for the so-called therapeutic use exemption (TUE) was granted. “I look forward to returning to the octagon as soon as possible and proving that I am still the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.”

UFC President Dana White said the decision moves Justino (16-1) to the front of the line to meet...

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