Cortney Casey fought and won in Texas, but the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (i.e., their athletic commission) thought she failed a drug test and went buckwild.
But the UFC independently tested her urine samples and found that she, in fact, did not have anything fugazi in her system, and now they want the Texas commission to get their act together and reverse their suspension – which, for some odd reason, the Texas commission has not yet done.
Here’s Dana White’s thoughts on the matter:
Texas fans are great to us! The Texas Commission needs to get their shit together for the protection of our athletes https://t.co/4ukPBalcih
— Dana White (@danawhite) June 29, 2017
And just to hammer that home, here’s an official statement from the UFC:
“UFC has made it very clear that it takes anti-doping very seriously, instituting the most comprehensive anti-doping program in sports. One of the keys to this program, and any effective, world-class program, is ensuring that all athletes are treated to proper due process.
“UFC strawweight Cortney Casey’s recent case, stemming from her fight in Dallas on May 13, 2017, is a perfect example of the type of negative and damaging backlash for an athlete resulting from a false-positive. There is no better example than this for the need to have proper due process and testing in combat sports and professional sports anti-doping.
“Following the results of the additional tests at the WADA accredited laboratory, proving that Cortney did not cheat nor break any rules, UFC is requesting that the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) immediately reverse its ruling and exonerate Cortney of any wrongdoing.
“UFC has offered, and continues to offer Texas and any other Commission and regulatory body around the world, the world-class expertise and experience of USADA, to assist them in properly carrying out anti-doping efforts in their state or country.”