Andrea Lee Issues Statement On Fight Pullout

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Andrea Lee was set to make her UFC debut at UFC 216 against the also debuting Kalindra Faria, but was pulled out of the fight by USADA due to a previous violation.

In an attempt to clear the air of the situation and tell her side of the story, the Legacy Fighting Alliance Women’s Flyweight Champion has decided to issue a statement through Instagram:

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It'll be a short six months. Be back. I had 4 fights this year. Body probably needs a short rest then a 4 month camp.

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Faria, who was scheduled to fight Lee, is expected to remain on the card as UFC officials are seeking a replacement fighter to compete against her.

UFC 216 takes place on Saturday, October 7 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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