Rachael Ostovich Given One Year Suspension By USADA

UFC’s anti-doping representative, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) gave a one-year suspension to Rachael Ostovich on Thursday. The sentence has eight months left on it, as the positive test was collected last January.

Per a statement from USADA, Ostovich “tested positive for ostarine and GW1516,” two substances that are not permitted in the athlete’s drug-testing program.

After the positive test, Ostovich provided USADA with the name of a supplement she was taking. Despite the supplement not mentioning that it contained ostarine or GW1516, tests showed it had both. Because of this, the suspension was limited from two years to one.

USADA credited Ostovich’s cooperation in the process with them, mentioning that her period of ineligibility was reduced because of it.

Ostovich has been out of action since January, where she lost to Paige VanZant via armbar.

Due to injury, Ostovich was taken off of an August card in 2019 versus Veronica Macedo. Her most recent booking was last February, where she withdrew from a bout against Shana Dobson.

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