Flyweight Andrea Lee tested positive for a banned diuretic in relation to her Invicta FC 16 bout on March 11.
Lee revealed on Twitter that she received an email from the Nevada Athletic Commission notifying her of her test result and subsequent suspension. MMAFighting.com is reporting that Lee’s urine test came back positive for the substances canrenone and/or spironolactone.
Important MMA News pic.twitter.com/cI91w4QZCz— Andrea Lee (@AndreaKGBLee) March 31, 2016
Lee, who lost to D’Alelio via third-round submission at Invicta FC 16, will be temporarily suspended until she appears before the NAC for a disciplinary hearing at a later date.
The 27-year-old Shreveport, La., native is 4-2 during her professional MMA career, which has included four Invicta FC appearances and one bout in Legacy Fighting Championship. Under the new policy adopted by the NAC last year, a first-time offender testing positive for diuretics faces a two-year suspension and a 30 to 40 percent fine of his/her purse. Lee earned a disclosed $3,000 payday at Invicta FC 16.
The all-female promotion released a statement regarding Lee’s positive test on Thursday evening:
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.