USADA Statement on Jessica Penne’s Public Comments

(Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Colorado Springs, Colo. (January 10, 2020) – Given Jessica Penne’s public statement, we can confirm her positive test for stanozolol. However, there are many factual inaccuracies and unfounded allegations in her statement, including that she has been forced out of UFC. In fact, she has exercised her right to contest her case before an independent arbitrator, per a request USADA received after she released her public statement. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, all athletes have the right to present the facts and circumstances during a full evidentiary hearing. We look forward to the opportunity to present the facts and evidence through this process.