Rafael Feijao Files Appeal After Testing Positive For Stanozolol


Days after it was revealed that former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante had tested positive for a banned substance and was suspended for one year, the fighter’s camp has filed an appeal.

“Feijao” was fined $2,500, and received the aforementioned suspension, following a positive drug test after his quick win over Mike Kyle at ‘Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier’. It was revealed today that the positive test was for Stanozolol metabolites, an anabolic steroid. Other fighters to test positive for the steroid include “Cyborg” Santos, Chris Leben, and Tim Sylvia.

As first reported by MMAjunkie.com, Feijao’s camp has filed an official appeal with the CSAC, and it is expected that a hearing date will be announced in the not so distant future.

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