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Old 06-15-2012, 09:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Feijao tests positive for banned substance.

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Jun 15, 2012 - Strikeforce light heavyweight Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante tested positive for a banned substance following his win over Mike Kyle last month in San Jose, Calif. The California State Athletic Commission executive officer George Dodd confirmed the news with MMAFighting.com on Friday. Boxing reporter Gabriel Montoya first reported the news on Twitter.

As a result, Cavalcante has been suspended for one year and fined $2,500 by the CSAC.

Dodd refused to disclose which banned substance Cavalcante tested positive for because he was not at his office when contacted by MMAFighting.com. He said the CSAC sent Cavalcante a letter earlier this week informing him of the failed test but they have yet to hear back from him.

Ed Soares, Cavalcante's manager, told MMAFighting.com that they have replied to the CSAC's letter and will be appealing the suspension.

"I believe in his innocence, and we're fighting it," Soares said. "We stand behind him. There's a lot of stuff that doesn't make sense."

Strikeforce officials were not immediately available for comment when contacted by MMAFighting.com.

Cavalcante submitted Kyle at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson III in just 33 seconds last month. He was rumored to be in line for a title shot against Gegard Mousasi later this year.

This marks the third high-profile Strikeforce fighter to be accused of testing positive for a banned substance this year after Cris "Cyborg" Santos and Muhammed Lawal were both suspended by the CSAC and Nevada State Athletic Commission, respectively.
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Rafael 'Feijao' Cavalcante Test Positive for Banned Substance Following Mike Kyle Win

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Jun 15, 2012 - Strikeforce light heavyweight Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante tested positive for a banned substance following his win over Mike Kyle last month in San Jose, Calif. The California State Athletic Commission executive officer George Dodd confirmed the news with MMAFighting.com on Friday. Boxing reporter Gabriel Montoya first reported the news on Twitter.

As a result, Cavalcante has been suspended for one year and fined $2,500 by the CSAC.

Dodd refused to disclose which banned substance Cavalcante tested positive for because he was not at his office when contacted by MMAFighting.com. He said the CSAC sent Cavalcante a letter earlier this week informing him of the failed test but they have yet to hear back from him.

Ed Soares, Cavalcante's manager, told MMAFighting.com that they have replied to the CSAC's letter and will be appealing the suspension.

"I believe in his innocence, and we're fighting it," Soares said. "We stand behind him. There's a lot of stuff that doesn't make sense."

Strikeforce officials were not immediately available for comment when contacted by MMAFighting.com.

Cavalcante submitted Kyle at Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Thomson III in just 33 seconds last month. He was rumored to be in line for a title shot against Gegard Mousasi later this year.

This marks the third high-profile Strikeforce fighter to be accused of testing positive for a banned substance this year after Cris "Cyborg" Santos and Muhammed Lawal were both suspended by the CSAC and Nevada State Athletic Commission, respectively.

READ MORE: Muhammed Lawal (MMA), Gegard Mousasi (MMA), Mike Kyle (MMA)

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Old 06-15-2012, 11:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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EDIT: sorry wrong section can't seem to delete/move
I was about to say this is in the wrong section but just read your edit. Sure a mod will move it soon. BUt sucks to be him. What an idiot.
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Old 06-16-2012, 04:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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This has been a bad year for MMA, and this just puts another blemish on its record. So, how long till he files for a TUE?
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:58 AM   #7 (permalink)
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And i was here hoping he'd come to the UFC. Kyle looked incredibly bad losing to Feijao and now him, getting busted. 2 in 1.
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Dumbest move Feijao could've made.. IMO that was the fight that kicked his momentum into high gear..
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