Andrea Lee, a flyweight fighter for Invicta FC, has been suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission for a failed drug test.
Lee’s pre-fight test had the presence of prohibited diuretics in it ahead of Invicta FC 16. Lee lost to Sarah D’Alelio via third round submission that night.
Lee sent out her own message via social media after receiving an email from the NAC on the failed test, denying taking any illegal drugs or supplements.
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— Andrea Lee (@AndreaKGBLee) March 31, 2016
The 27-year-old is 4-2 in her career and 1-2 with Invicta FC.
Below is the complete statement:
On Thursday, March 31, Invicta Fighting Championships was notified by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) that flyweight fighter Andrea Lee tested positive for the presence of prohibited diuretics in her pre-fight drug test at Invicta FC 16.
As a result of the positive test, Lee’s license has been temporarily suspended by NAC with a disciplinary hearing forthcoming. Invicta FC will fully cooperate with the NAC on the matter and supports Lee’s right to due process.
Invicta FC consistently informs its athletes about established policies and expectations in regard to conduct, including the strictly prohibited use of performance enhancing drugs, stimulants and masking agents. This positive test represents a violation of those policies.