Following his decision victory over Cody Garbrandt, Rob Font suffered a tough defeat at the hands of USADA, the UFC’s testing agency, testing positive for the stimulant 4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid (4-CPA).
However, the verdict was overturned following findings that the positive test resulted from a cosmetic ointment, and USADA has cleared Font of any wrongdoing.
Reporter Nolan King of MMAJunkie stated: “Upon further investigation and study of similar positive tests among athletes in recent months, USADA identified chlorpensin, a non-prohibited cosmetic preservative that is commonly found in shampoos and lotions, was used in many of the cases.”
Font still is waiting for the Nevada State Athletic Commission to overturn the positive test, and he is still suspended until them.
“NSAC has all of the above facts in this case, but has not yet closed it out. As with any athlete in an open case, Rob will serve a temporary suspension until the case is closed,” Font’s manager Tyson Chartier wrote in a prepared statement (via MMA Junkie). “As we have all along in this process, we will cooperate in every way, shape and form with them. Our expectation is that once the testing methodology is put forth and implemented by SMRTL, Rob will be cleared by NSAC and his suspension will be lifted.”
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