UFC flyweight competitor Rachael Ostovich has been suspended by the U.S. Anti-Doping Company following a failed drug check for 2 totally different banned substances.

In accordance with USADA officers, Ostovich examined optimistic for ostarine and GW1516 following an out-of-competition drug check administered on Jan. 3. Each substances are banned always for athletes competing within the UFC.

Whereas a one yr suspension was initially issued, Ostovich acquired a four-month discount in her sentence attributable to a provisional suspension she confronted in 2019 attributable to an atypical discovering that was being investigated by USADA. That investigation didn’t finish with any kind of sanction being issued, so USADA provided Ostovich the extra four-month discount in her new one yr sanction.

Following an investigation into her optimistic drug check, Ostovich recognized a complement that contained the banned substances, which was later confirmed by way of extra testing.

“Though ostarine and GW1516 weren’t listed on the complement label, the evaluation revealed that the product contained ostarine and GW1516, the substances for which Ostovich examined optimistic,” USADA officers mentioned in a press release. “The product label listed one other prohibited substance, however Ostovich didn’t notice on the time that it was prohibited. In step with different instances with comparable circumstances, USADA decided {that a} small discount from the default two-year interval of ineligibility was justified.

“Ostovich acquired an extra discount to the in any other case relevant interval of ineligibility for her Full and Full Cooperation. Underneath the revised UFC (Anti-Doping Program) introduced on November 25, 2019, a Full and Full Cooperation discount could also be granted within the occasion that an athlete demonstrates that they didn’t intend to boost their efficiency and supplied full, immediate, and truthful responses and knowledge to all cheap inquiries and requests for data.”

Ostarine has repeatedly surfaced because the supply of optimistic drug checks in instances involving tainted dietary supplements. A number of athletes have acquired diminished punishments when the substance was discovered, and one, ex-UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett, managed to keep away from a suspension and obtain solely a verbal warning when a complement he used was traced to the selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM).

Ostovich’s eight-month suspension is retroactive to Jan. 3. She hasn’t fought since Jan. 2019, when she suffered a submission loss to Paige VanZant.