UFC women’s bantamweight contender Mayra Bueno Silva has failed a drug test, raising questions about her future in the sport. Find out more about the implications of this test result.
Mayra Bueno Silva, a prominent UFC women’s bantamweight contender, revealed on Instagram that she recently failed a drug test. The test was conducted the week of her fight against Holly Holm last month. As a result, Bueno Silva is now facing disciplinary action from the USADA and the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
In her Instagram post, Bueno Silva explained that the substance she tested positive for is a doctor-prescribed medication she takes to manage her ADHD. She emphasized that she is fully cooperating with both the USADA and NSAC, providing them with all the necessary documentation regarding her medical history.
Bueno Silva, who holds a record of 11-2-1, was a top contender for the UFC women’s bantamweight title. The belt was vacated earlier this year by the retired Amanda Nunes. In her last fight, Bueno Silva secured a victory over Holly Holm via second-round submission. However, the NSAC may now overturn that result and declare it a no contest.
The Brazilian-born fighter, who trains in Florida, has been on an impressive winning streak, with four consecutive victories. Despite the setback, Bueno Silva remains optimistic about her future in the sport. In her Instagram post, she expressed her eagerness to fight again and her belief that she will become the next champion.
|Mayra Bueno Silva vs. Holly Holm
|Mayra Bueno Silva wins via second-round submission
- Mayra Bueno Silva, a UFC women’s bantamweight contender, has revealed that she failed a drug test taken before her fight against Holly Holm.
- The substance she tested positive for is a doctor-prescribed medication used to treat her ADHD.
- Bueno Silva is cooperating with the USADA and NSAC and has provided them with her medical history.
- The NSAC may overturn her victory over Holm and declare it a no contest.
- Bueno Silva remains optimistic about her future in the UFC and is determined to become the next champion.