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The MMA community makes a big deal out of the fact that Conor McGregor hasn’t been tested by USADA so far in 2022, and now we have an idea of what’s going on.
McGregor’s fighting future has been in question since the moment he broke his leg in the rubber match with Dustin Poirier because it was the type of injury that some people never recover from, in terms of athletic performance.
Nonetheless, he insisted that he will eventually return somehow, even though the schedule he originally set has long passed, with rumors even circulating of a rematch between him and Floyd. Mayweather being in progress.
Conor McGregor is alone
Questions surrounding whether or not Conor McGregor will fight again came flooding back, when it was noticed that the Irishman had not been tested by UFC anti-doping authority USADA. , so far in 2022. This has led some people to say that “The Notorious” had secretly retired from MMA and pulled out of the drug testing pool.
Canadian MMA journalist Aaron Bronsteter dug into the situation and got some answers, posting the information about his Twitter page. Here he explained that McGregor and the UFC declined to comment on the situation, but after digging he found that McGregor was the only active fighter signed before August who was not tested for doping this year.
“After cross-referencing the entire active UFC roster with USADA’s Athlete Testing History Database, I found that Conor McGregor was the only active fighter (besides some athletes who signed after August 1) not to be tested by USADA,” Bronsteter wrote. .
“McGregor’s team and the UFC declined to comment. USADA provided TSN with the following statement:”
The statement provided by USADA did nothing to directly address the lack of testing done on McGregor, saying it is against their policy to talk about these issues, and instead noting the well-documented consequences of a fighter announcing his retirement and then trying to re-enter the test pool.
That said, Bronsteter was able to determine that the only way for the former champion-champion to avoid deliberate testing is to give written notice of retirement or be released by the UFC.
“According to the UFC anti-doping policy, the only way for McGregor to be exempt from testing would be if his contract with the UFC is terminated or if he provides the UFC with written notice that he is retiring. . McGregor is currently ranked No. 11 in the official UFC rankings. light rankings,” Bronsteter wrote.
There certainly seems to be more to the story, but with neither the UFC nor Conor McGregor providing comment, it’s hard to determine the truth of what’s going on. Only time will tell what the future holds for the Irishman.
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