Braulio Estima has been suspended. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
The International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation has suspended Braulio Estima for two years after failing a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency administered test for the banned substance Methylhexaneamine (DMAA).
Estima announced the punishment in a video posted on his Twitter account on Wednesday.
According to the 34-year-old, the dietary supplement was ingested after consuming a pre-workout drink that another competitor had given him at the event. "The problem is we do not know exactly what the drink was that I took so I couldn’t tell them what it had been, at risk of picking up a suspension not as worse. If I knew, I could have gotten a lighter sentence of 60 to 90 days of suspension, since it was my first positive test,” Braulio told Gracie Mag.
"The suspension will likely be imposed beginning on Aug. 1, 2014, o I will be able to compete at the 2017 worlds and I can already tell you now that I'm in shape to compete, I'll be there."
The gold medal winner of the medium-heavy division at the 2014 IBJJF World Championships was stripped of his title and has subsequently been banned from any competition that utilizes USADA testing.
Aside from a long list of jiu jitsu accomplishments, Estima has also competed once in mixed martial arts. “Carcara” defeated Chris Holland via technical submission at Titan Fighting Championship 24.
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