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Rafael Cavalcante To Appeal His One-Year Suspension

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante has begun the process of appealing his year-long suspension for a failed drug test.

According to MMAjunkie.com, Cavalcante’s camp will bring in a drug expert to testify on August 8. He will appear in front of the California Athletic Commission.

Cavalcante was suspended when the steroid stanozolol appeared in his system. He is eligible to fight again in May of next year.

Strikeforce appeared to be moving closer to matching “Feijao” up with Gegard Mousasi in a bout to crown a new light heavyweight champion. The belt has been vacant since Dan Henderson returned to the UFC.

Photo credit: Esther Lin/STRIKEFORCE

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