Eight-fight UFC vet Ashlee Evans-Smith has been handed a lengthy 14-month suspension by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after recent tests found prohibited substances in her system.
Evans-Smith tested positive for “an anabolic androgenic steroid of exogenous origin” in tests collected by USADA on January 3rd and 27th, per a release issued Monday.
The normal USADA suspension would see a fighter get sidelined for two years in total. The program decided to give Evans-Smith just 14 months since she provided evidence that a doctor incorrectly prescribed the steroid to her.
Time was also deducted from her suspension due to her cooperation with the process.
Evans-Smith’s suspension period is retroactive to January 3rd, meaning she is banned from competing in UFC bouts until March 2023.
Evans-Smith currently holds a UFC record of three wins and five losses since first joining the promotion in 2014. She has been inactive for over a year, with her last victory dating back to November 2020 when she lost a unanimous decision to Norma Dumont.