Cris Cyborg has been cleared to fight by USADA. This news comes after Cris Cyborg was pulled up for a anti doping violation due to therapy she had under gone to help her recover from weight cutting.
Cyborg made a statement via her Facebook page stating, “I am extremely happy that USADA took the time to carefully review the detailed TUE application that I submitted, and agreed that my use of the prescription has always been medically justified. I look forward to returning to the octagon as soon as possible, and proving that I am the Pound for Pound champion of WMMA. I would also like to thank my fans for their continued support, who made a very difficult time easier for me.”
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— MMA Crazy (@MMACrazy) February 17, 2017
Cyborg, the current Invicta FC Featherweight champion and UFC Featherweight contender is the next in line for a shot at the newly crowd UFC Featherweight champion Germaine De Randamie.
Germaine De Randamie won the inaugural UFC Featherweight title when she defeated Holly Holm at UFC 208 this past February. She won the bout by unanimous decision but the win was surrounded by controversy due to De Randamie landing shots after the bell on two occasions.
De Randamie said in her post fight octagon interview that she will need to undergo hand surgery for an injury she suffered back in 2015. She also agreed to give Holly Holm a rematch due to the controversy of their first fight. But now with Cyborg back in the mix, it will be hard to deny her a shot at the UFC title next.