The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) announced Oct. 25 that Canadian 2015 IMMAF World Championships gold medalist Jamie Herrington tested positive for amphetamines in a “no notice, post-bout” sample.
According to IMMAF, Herrington’s B-sample was also analyzed at Herrington’s request, with similar results. A four year ban was issued retroactive to Sept. 3, making Herrington eligible to compete starting Sept. 3, 2019.
The decision reports that Herrington “officially denied taking any drug that included amphetamines and indicated that she had taken NyQuil. This was not accepted by the IMMAF.”
Ireland’s Sinead Kavanagh (3-0-0) becomes the new gold medalist.
— NBC OlympicTalk (@NBCOlympicTalk) October 28, 2016
It’s obviously good news for WMMA as one of its fiercest amateur competitors is now in the pro game. Can she work her way up to the UFC and compete with Holly Holm, Ronda Rousey, and Amanda Nunes? It will be interesting and enjoyable to watch. Let her develop at her own pace, WSOF.
This is a pretty cool way to sell Sacramento’s UFC on FOX 22. Don’t forget, it will be Urijah Faber’s last fight.
— The People's MMA 🦈 (@ThePeoplesMMA) October 20, 2016
Female boxing, you have been warned.
— Hirofumi Sugi Photographer / Lady Go！ (@_sugi2009) October 16, 2016
See you next week!