Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino, who is ranked #1 in our 145lb women rankings will be returning to action soon, due to being cleared of a USADA violation. Justino tested positive for the banned diuretic spironolactone in December. However, USADA confirmed Justino’s statement that her doctor had given her the drug to help her from complications due to a severe weight cut.
USADA confirmed that they spoke with Justino’s doctor and checked her medical records and stated that she was given the drug as a medical treatment and not as a performance enhancer.
Justino was suspended back in 2011 for use of a performance enhancing drug.
The UFC has not commented on the news or stated when Justino will return to action.