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Tainted supplement gives UFC flyweight six-month USADA suspension

MMA: UFC Fight Night-Boise-Carmouche vs Maia Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight Jennifer Maia, who also wore gold for Invicta Fighting Championships, will serve a six-month disciplinary suspension after failing her out-of-competition drug test last August.

Maia, 30, tested positive for a combination of diuretics and masking agents, traced back to a dietary supplements she ingested earlier in the year. United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) was able to test for and detect the substances, resulting in a reduced suspension.

“During an investigation into the circumstances of her case, opened and sealed containers of a dietary supplement she was using at the time of the August 16, 2018 sample collection, and that she declared on her doping control form, were sent to the WADA-accredited laboratory in Brazil for analysis,” USADA wrote in the official release. “Although no prohibited substances were listed on the supplement label, the analysis revealed that both contained the prohibited substances for which Maia tested positive.”

People still take Brazilian dietary supplements?

Maia (15-5-1) made her Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 133 last summer, falling to longtime veteran Liz Carmouche by way of unanimous decision. That loss snapped a six-fight winning streak dating back to June 2015.

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