NAC Hands Cynthia Calvillo Longer Suspension Than USADA for Positive Marijuana Test
By: Tristen Critchfield Mar 13, 2018
Calvillo will have to wait a little bit longer to make her
Octagon return following sanctions handed down by the Nevada
During a hearing on Tuesday, the NAC suspended Calvillo for nine
months for a positive marijuana test at UFC 219. Last week, USADA
announced a six-month sanction for the same offense, and that could
have been reduced to three months if Calvillo completed a drug
awareness and management program.
Initially, it appeared that Calvillo could return as soon as March
30. With the NAC penalty, the Team Alpha Male product will be out
until September 30. Calvillo tested positive for the marijuana
metabolite Carboxy-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in an in-competition
drug screening at UFC 219. Calvillo lost a unanimous decision to
Esparza at the event.
In addition to her suspension, Calvillo was fined $6,150 — 15
percent of her $41,000 purse. She must submit a clean drug test in
order to be relicensed.