Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante Tests Positive for Banned Substances, Mike Kyle Fight Ruled a No-Contest

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante has become the latestfighter to test positive for banned substances by the California State Athletic Commission following his fight with Mike Kyle last month in San Jose. As a result, Cavalcante has been suspended for one year, fined $2,500 by the CSAC and as well the result of that fight has been ruled a no-contest.

According to a release from the CSAC, the Brazilian fighter tested positive for stanozolol metabolites. CSAC Executive Officer George Dodd said:

“Our primary concern is for the health and safety of fighters. Anabolic agents and other banned substances put not only the users of those agents at risk, but their opponents as well. The commission simply will not tolerate their use.”

Ed Soares, the manager of the Brazilian fighter, said:

“I believe in his innocence, and we’re fighting it. We stand behind him. There’s a lot of stuff that doesn’t make sense.”

Cavalcante submitted Kyle in just 33 seconds during their fight and he was rumoured to be in line for a shot at the vacant title against Gegard Mousasi later this year. This is the third high-profile Strikeforce fighter to test positive after Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal.

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