USADA Finds Banned Substances In UFC Fighter’s Tap Water

UFC boss Dana White.

The UFC struck a deal with the United States Anti-Doping Agency to help clean the sport of mixed martial arts, and rid the octagon of performance enhancing drug users. Since its inception with the company, USADA has flagged some of the sport’s biggest names from Jon “Bones” Jones to Brock Lesnar, but their business isn’t only limited to the UFC.

Kristen Shaldybin, United States of America gymnastics Olympian hopeful, has been flagged by USADA for “tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide and its marker, 3‐chloroaniline‐4,6‐disulfonamide”. In their statement, USADA claims that the athlete unknowingly ingested these agents and that she likely drank it through tap-water:

“USADA concluded on a balance of probabilities that the athlete unknowingly ingested the hydrochlorothiazide through tap water obtained from the municipal water supply. As the prohibited substance originated in the municipal water supply, Shaldybin will not face a period of ineligibility or loss of results obtained on or subsequent to June 7, 2016, the day her sample was collected.”