Former UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano was suspended by USADA on April 23, 2019 for six months. However, her suspension was retroactive from November of 2018, thus she would be eligible to fight again from May 15th, 2019. She has now finally released a statement regarding her suspension.
Montano took to the social media platform, Instagram and posted a picture alongside the following caption:
First and foremost, I would like to thank my friends, family, and all of my fans for their continued support during this difficult period in my life. As you all know, USADA was unable to locate the source of my contamination. I will continue to remain diligent in my responsibilities to USADA and the UFC. I would like to acknowledge Donna Marcolini and Jeff Novitzky with the UFC for their assistance in this process. This suspension has further inspired me to work even harder of achieving my goals in the UFC. I hope to make my return this summer.
Below is the Instagram post by Montano: