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Ashlee Evans-Smith Suspended 14 Months for Positive Steroid Test

UFC bantamweight competitor Ashlee Evans-Smith has received a 14-month suspension from USADA for an anti-doping violation.

Evans-Smith tested positive for “an anabolic androgenic steroid of exogenous origin” in out-of-competition samples collected on Jan. 3 and Jan. 27. Evans-Smith declared dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) on her doping control forms at the time post samples were collected. DHEA is a hormone that the body produces in the adrenal gland and helps to produce other hormones like testoserone and estrogren.

Evans-Smith provided evidence that a physician incorrectly prescribed DHEA to her, which diminished her degree of fault, according to USADA.