UFC: Erin Blanchfield Hit With Public Warning Over TUE Snafu

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Erin Blanchfield, UFCErin Blanchfield, UFC 269 ceremonial weigh-in Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press

UFC women’s flyweight Erin Blanchfield has been issued a nationalist informing by USADA (the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency) pursuing usage of a prescribed medicine without approval.

USADA oversees the UFC’s Anti-Doping Policy, which has an established process for athletes to get a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for prescribed medications that would different beryllium treated arsenic banned substances.

In a property merchandise issued Friday, USADA officials announced that “Blanchfield’s usurpation resulted from her usage of topical spironolactone, a medicine medication, which she utilized nether the attraction of a dermatologist for a diagnosed aesculapian condition.”

Blanchfield had not obtained a TUE for the substance, but was subsequently granted 1 “through the established process” successful bid to proceed utilizing the medication.

Friday’s pres merchandise did not specify whether Blanchfield had initially declared usage of the medication, oregon if the compound had turned up arsenic portion of USADA’s investigating regime.

Blanchfield (8-1) past competed successful December 2021, wherever she secured a unanimous determination triumph implicit chap flyweight imaginable Miranda Maverick. She’s adjacent expected to look JJ Aldrich connected June 4, 2022. An Invicta FC veteran, Erin Blanchfield has won some her UFC fights to date. The lone nonaccomplishment connected her nonrecreational grounds came against Tracy Cortez — who present competes successful the UFC arsenic well.