Jessica Penne came into the UFC a former Invicta FC champ and TUF washout, but she was considered one of the best in the world, so expectations were pretty high she’d show us some greatness.
Instead, she’s gone 3-1 in the Octagon, and as the cherry resting atop this big sundae made of crap, she’s just failed a drug test.
Or, rather, an old drug test was re-examined and it turns out she failed that one.
For the first time, USADA has flagged a UFC fighter based on a re-analysis brought upon by the contents of a biological passport.
Jessica Penne is facing a potential UFC anti-doping policy violation due to a prohibited substance detected in a March 20 out-of-competition sample, the promotion announced Wednesday night.
The sample initially came back negative, per the UFC release. But when comparing it to Penne’s Athlete Biological Passport (ABP), which USADA has compiled on every fighter since the agency began running the UFC’s anti-doping program in 2015, it was flagged for further analysis “due to an increased degree of variability in urinary biomarkers.”
In that re-analysis, a prohibited substance was detected, the release stated.
Say goodbye to Penne for a while.