Ashlee Evans-Smith issued 14 month USADA suspension after testing constructive for steroid

Ashlee Evans-Smith
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UFC bantamweight veteran, Ashlee Evans-Smith has been issued a 14 month retroactive USADA (United States Anti-Doping Company) suspension, after the Ukiah native examined constructive for a steroid in an out-of-competition drug check administered in January of this yr. 

Evans-Smith, 34, as per a USADA assertion, examined constructive for “an anabolic androgenic steroid of exogenous origin” in exams samples carried out on January 3. and January 27. final. 

“Evans-Smith examined constructive for the presence of an anabolic androgenic steroid of exogenous origin following as the results of urine samples collected out-of-competition on January 3. and January 27., 2022. Exogenous anabolic androgenic steroids are categorised as Non-Specified Substances within the class of Anabolic Brokers and are prohibited always beneath the UFC Anti-Doping Coverage and UFC Prohibited Listing. Evans-Smith declared dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) on each of her doping management types accomplished on the time her constructive samples had been collected.”

Evans-Smith detailed how a doctor had prescribed DHEA to her, incorrectly, and in consequence, was issued a diminished suspension from USADA – in addition to a discount attributable to her “Full and Full Cooperation”.

“Throughout an investigation of the case, Evans-Smith offered proof, together with medical data, indicating {that a} doctor incorrectly prescribed DHEA to her,” The USADA assertion learn. As such, USADA decided that Evans-Smith’s diploma of fault was diminished and that she ought to obtain a diminished interval of ineligibility. She additionally obtained a discount for her Full and Full Cooperation.”

Evans-Smith shall be eligible to return to energetic competitors in March 2023 following the completion of her 14 month retroactive USADA suspension, with the Californian most lately that includes at UFC Vegas 15 in opposition to Norma Dumont in November 2020.

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