Conor McGregor has labelled the United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) a ‘garbage organisation’ after it stated the Irishman needs to be in its testing pool.
In January, the UFC introduced that McGregor will make his comeback later this yr, as the previous champion takes on Michael Chandler. However, no date, location or weight class has been confirmed for the struggle, with McGregor but to re-enter Usada’s testing pool.
In order to compete within the UFC, fighters will need to have been current within the Usada pool for six months and have submitted two unfavorable checks – and nil positives. However, Usada issued a press release on Thursday (16 March), responding to feedback made by McGregor on Wednesday and declaring that the UFC ‘can make an exception’ in ‘exceptional circumstances’.
Usada stated that such an exemption could also be made in cases which can be ‘manifestly unfair’ to athletes, however the company insisted: “Our position, which we have made clear, is that Conor should be in the testing pool for the full six-month period.”
McGregor responded by tweeting, “Usada is going in the bin,” earlier than writing in a since-deleted tweet: “This is my issue. I’ve not lied once. Nor have I tested positive. Ever.
“I have over 70 clean tests under this program, yet they are consistently coming out after I speak in a manner that makes it seem I am lying. It’s ridiculous. F*** [Usada]. You are in The Bin.“
Over 70 clean tests. Never violated once. I will not be scapegoated by this garbage organization. You are not the be all end all in this equation usada.”
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