Dana White just talked to TMZ in New York City and revealed that Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino turned down 3 bouts prior to the UFC’s announcement of the inaugural Women’s Featherweight Championship bout that is set to take place February 11 in Brooklyn, NY.
Cyborg was notified earlier today that she failed an out-of-competition drug test that was collected on December 5 by USADA officials. The Brazilian was previously suspended one-year for a failed drug test in 2012.
“I thought it was just strange that she was turning down all these fights … not so strange now,” said White.
According to White, Cyborg’s punishment will be up to Cyborg’s punishment will be up to USADA and the Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance — Jeff Novitzky.
Update: Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com has reported that Cyborg failed her test on December 5 for a diuretic and will face a one-year suspension from USADA.
Listen to the full conversation below: