Duda Santana’s Manager Says She Has Been Released By The UFC Following Flagged USADA Test

Bantamweight Duda Santana has been released by the UFC following a flagged test by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, per Alex Davis, her manager. Information on Santana’s release and drug testing info was first reported by Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting.

Per the report, Santana took a test in February that showed signs of LGD-4033, which is part of the UFC’s prohibited substances.

Davis claims Santana “is very poor and ended up buying supplements from unreliable sources,” causing the test to show up negative.

Davis says Santana will be given a two-year suspension for her drug test, which is the baseline amount that USADA issues for violations.

USADA has yet to release a statement on the suspension, something which is routine practice once a penalty has been issued to a fighter.

Per the USADA website, Santana was tested four times in the first quarter of 2020.

Santana made her UFC debut in June of 2019, losing to Bea Malecki in the second round via rear naked choke. Santana withdrew from a bout last May against Sarah Alpar for undisclosed reasons.

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