Amanda Lemos made her UFC debut a few months back at UFC Fight Night Glasgow, suffering a TKO loss to Leslie Smith.
Things have taken a turn for the worse now for the fighter because Lemos has been notified by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) of a potential violation.
The potential violation came from an out of competition sample that was collected on November 8.
While Lemos has yet to comment on the matter, the UFC has issued the following statement:
“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Amanda Lemos of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on November 8, 2017.
“USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Lemos. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”
If the Brazilian fighter is found guilty of the potential violation, then she could face up to a one year suspension since this would be the first violation.