Lara Procopio Given Six-Month Suspension By USADA

UFC bantamweight Lara Procopio was handed a six-month suspension by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the drug testing company for the UFC, Monday.

Per a statement issued by USADA, an out-of-competition test last February to Procopio detected ostarine, which is prohibited under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy.

Procopio provided USADA with a supplement she was using, a supplement “which she declared on her doping control form” before. Despite the supplement not listing ostarine, tests showed the supplement contained it.

Due to Procopio’s cooperation, her sentence was shortened from the baseline suspension of two years down to six months.

The six-month suspension began on February 17th, 2020.

Procopio’s last fight was her UFC debut, losing a split decision to Karol Rosa in August of 2019. Procopio was scheduled for a bout against Cortney Casey last May, although the event was cancelled due to COVID-19.

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