USADA Nails Cyborg for Test

Recently, the USADA implemented more stringent testing protocols for athletes competing in the IBJJF World Championships.

These prohibited substances and methods include anabolic agents, androgens and growth hormone, peptide hormones, beta-2 agonists, hormone and metabolic modulators, and diuretics, as well as gene doping. In addition to these substances and methods, the USADA also prohibits the use of masking agents, which are substances used to hide or mask the presence of prohibited substances in an athlete’s system

As a result of the increased testing, several athletes were found to have tested positive for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, and they were subsequently disqualified from the competition. The USADA has been working closely with the IBJJF to ensure that their athletes are abiding by anti-doping regulations and that the competition remains fair and free of doping violations.

Roberto Abreu, also known as “Cyborg”, is a Brazilian mixed martial arts (MMA) and Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) fighter. He is an IBJJF World Champion, Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Open Weight champion, Copa Podio Middleweight Grand Prix champion and a three-times ADCC Superfight champion. He is widely considered to be one of the most successful and dominant grapplers in the world.

Cyborg tested positive for exogenous testosterone and its metabolites.

In a recent post on IG he stated:

“Please no hypocrisy. The world needs to get over the fact that if athletes like us are going to train as hard as we do; as often as we do; as intensely as we do; for as many years as we have, then we all have to take the steps necessary to make sure we can recover and keep training,” Cyborg wrote.

“HRT is super beneficial for athletes over 30. Everything I take is prescribed by a doctor and is professionally followed by his team accords to my needs. And I highly suggest it,” he continued.

“I believe this step will take a lot of credit from IBJJF,” he wrote. “I’ve won several world titles and I’m okay with staying out, but the younger athletes who get suspended are missing out on a big time of their lives. It’s really sad to see them get ripped off at their prime.”


Testosterone hormone therapy is becoming increasingly popular among older athletes looking to stay competitive. Testosterone supplementation can help enhance muscle mass, strength and endurance, reduce body fat, and improve overall performance. It can also help increase energy levels and improve mood, memory and focus. However, there are potential risks associated with testosterone replacement therapy, such as an increased risk of stroke and heart attack, prostate enlargement and an increased risk of sleep apnea. Before taking testosterone, always discuss the potential benefits and risks with your doctor.