Former Strikeforce champ Feijao Cavalcante tested positive for banned substancePosted on June 16, 2012, 07:40 AM by Anton Gurevich
Former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight chamapion, Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante, has received one-year suspension and $2,500 fine after testing positive for "banned substance".
California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) executive officer confirmed the news to MMAFighting.com, but refused to go in detail about which substance was used by Cavalcante.
The test took place after Cavalcante's victory over Mike Kyle back in May. Feijao won the fight via submission (guillotine choke) after 33 seconds the first round. Following his victory over Mike Kyle, the Brazilian heavy-hitter was expected to face Gegard Mousasi for the vacant Strikeforce Light Heavyweight title.
Feijao Cavalcante is 12-3 in his MMA career, with 11 KO/TKO finishes. Cavalcante is a long-time member of The Black House and X-Gym, where he trains alongside the reigning UFC Middleweight champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva.