Former UFC champion, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz have been going at each other on social media for a while now. And McGregor has fired one more shot to his rival, Nate Diaz. But, this time Conor McGregor is questioning the drug testing policies of USADA.
Before the BMF title fight between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal, Diaz tested positive for a drug test. Nate Diaz took the matter into his own hands and announced his withdrawal from UFC 244 main event due to a positive drug test. Later on, USADA would clarify that Diaz test results were fine and the main event remained intact.
USADA used to announce publicly when any UFC fighter tested positive for PEDs. However, for the Diaz scenario, they did not announce it publicly and had a private conversation with him. And Conor McGregor is not happy with the way USADA has been running the drug tests. He took it to Twitter and criticized USADA for the Nate Diaz mishap ahead of UFC 244. Conor stated:
“Jeff Novitzky how come the public isn’t told about the positive tests anymore? How after the Nate Diaz steroid debacle, where he produced his own nutrition companies tainted multivitamin, was instantly cleared prior to a mega money fight, are we now in the dark on test results?”
Conor McGregor questions USADA and UFC
A lot of UFC fighters have been the victim of tainted supplements in recent times including the likes of Jon Jones, Yoel Romero, and Anderson Silva. Conor called out USADA for its shady operation and stated:
“USADA Tested me right before this. Blood and urine. That’s twice this week. I don’t blame them, I’m an animal. What irks me tho is there is never an announcement of athletes caught anymore? This means-
1- They can keep it quiet.
2- Tainted supplement bullshit excuses are accepted”
There have been some controversial moments in recent times involving USADA and UFC fighters. Besides the Nate Diaz situation, Jon Jones testing positive for PEDs and still getting permission from the athletic commission to fight for the title did raise some eyebrows.
Conor McGregor has raised a valid point questioning how the USADA is operating with the UFC fighters. But, It’s unlikely that it will lead to a change in the current process.