Conor McGregor is extremely suspicious of how the UFC and USADA deal with anti-doping instances since a 2018 change in coverage.
In a sequence of tweets that appeared to return out of nowhere on April 18, Conor McGregor took intention on the UFC, USADA and Nate Diaz with reference to fighters taking and getting caught with steroids and different efficiency enhancers.
McGregor first posted a video of him doing crunches, noting that USADA — the UFC’s anti-doping accomplice — has examined him (each blood and urine checks) twice throughout the previous week. McGregor famous he doesn’t precisely have an issue with this, however fairly an issue with constructive checks not being made public.
In September 2018, the UFC modified coverage with reference to potential anti-doping violations. A fighter would nonetheless be provisionally suspended, however the announcement can be made public solely on the decision of a case.
UFC Vice President of Athlete Well being and Efficiency Jeff Novitzky instructed ESPN that yr that it might enable for fighters to be provisionally suspended however not damage their picture in case it seems to be a non-intentional use (largely tainted dietary supplements) or an exemption was granted.
McGregor, nevertheless, will not be a fan of the UFC “retaining quiet” about constructive outcomes.
Conor McGregor goes after UFC, USADA and Nate Diaz in sequence of anti-doping-related tweets
He then produced a tweet in direction of Novitzky asking concerning the coverage. As a part of it, McGregor introduced up longtime rival Nate Diaz and a possible violation previous to UFC 244 that was resolved fairly shortly, permitting Diaz to battle Jorge Masvidal at UFC 244.
Diaz had introduced in October 2019 that he wouldn’t be heading to New York for that battle after testing constructive for “elevated ranges” of a banned substance. Diaz, a identified vegan, believed the UFC or USADA have been messing with him, stating he solely ever eats “complete meals or pure substances.”
A few days later, Novitzky and the UFC put out an announcement that Diaz had not dedicated a violation, clearing Diaz of wrongdoing, and he was not provisionally suspended.
Diaz replied fairly shortly and the dialog bought bizarre.
After not getting a response from Novitsky, McGregor made one final jab.
McGregor is scheduled to face Dustin Poirier in a trilogy bout at UFC 264 on July 10.
Diaz is about to return to the Octagon at UFC 262 subsequent month within the first-ever, five-round non-title co-main occasion in opposition to Leon Edwards.
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