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Adventures in Cheating: Carina Damm Busted for False Urine Sample

So, umm, points for chutzpah on this one?

Robert Sargent's excellent WMMA blog, MMA Rising, has the story on this one:

"Carina "Barbie” Damm has been fined and suspended for six months by the Ohio Athletic Commission for submitting an invalid urine sample prior to her recent fight in the state. Damm dropped a Unanimous Decision to Jessica “Evil” Eye at NAAFS: “Fight Night In The Flats 9” on June 1st in Cleveland."

The urine sample was invalid because--wait for it--it wasn't urine....

The sample was taken on the night of the fight, and according to OAC Executive Director Bernie Profato, there were immediate red flags: "Even the doctor, when he first handed the sample to me, he said, ‘I’m not a lab person, but two things here. One, this is kind of clear, and two, it’s cold!’”

It's unfortunate that Jessica Eye had to fight Damm despite these concerns. I suppose Ohio didn't have proof at that point, only suspicions, so they couldn't call off the fight.

Damm, sister of UFC featherweight Rodrigo Damm, was previously suspended for a year by the California State Athletic Commission after testing positive for the anabolic steroid Nandrolone. That 2008 suspension was the first time a female fighter was busted for PED use in America.

Damm has already fought once since losing to Eye, KOing Jessica Suelen in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. However Eye expressed doubt to UFC Women's Bantamweight Sara McMann that Damm will ever be licensed to fight in the US again (should the suspension stand on appeal).

NFL players have been busted for using the Whizzinator to submit false urine samples, but is this the first time for an MMA fighter?

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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