McGregor to be released from six-month testing window after return? According to USADA, that’s the UFC’s call

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 23: (LR) Conor McGregor of Ireland punches Dustin Poirier in a lightweight fight during the UFC 257 event at Etihad Arena at UFC Fight Island on January 23, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC) Conor McGregor’s removal from the UFC’s athlete … Read more

Conor McGregor signals a pending return to the USADA pool

Conor McGregor official UFC 264 weigh-ins Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press While news broke last month that the injured Conor McGregor was out of the USADA athlete testing pool, it looks like the Irish star will soon be back in it. On Wednesday, the former two-time UFC featherweight and lightweight champion took to social media to … Read more

USADA tests Prochazka over 20 times a month, Punk Blats Media

Jiri Prohazka Credit: RIZIN FF Josh Thompson believes that the media’s job is to advertise. A brutal dictator believes his job is to broker peace agreements between mixed martial artists. USADA believes that testing a fighter more than 50 times a year is a good idea. It’s weird this week in your Sunday MMA Quick … Read more

Conor McGregor is no longer on the USADA testing panel, Per Dana White

Conor McGregor, UFC 264 Pre-Fight Press Conference Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press Conor McGregor’s rather ethereal physique has been the talk of the town for the past few weeks – and UFC president Dana White has now revealed that the former two-time champion is no longer part of the USADA testing panel. “Yeah, yeah. Right,” White … Read more

Sonnen sees charges dismissed, McGregor not tested by USADA

Chael Sonnen Credit: Dave Mandel/ A week without the UFC makes for a slow week indeed, but there have been plenty of stories in the MMA world over the past seven days. Among them, Conor McGregor has yet to be tested by USADA this year, while Chael Sonnen has seen two charges against him. For … Read more

Elizeu Zaleski’s manager says the UFC welterweight has been suspended by USADA

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (left) Credit: Gleidson Venga/ UFC welterweight Elizeu Zaleski has been suspended for one year by USADA after testing positive for Ostarine earlier this year. In a lengthy statement provided to MMA Fighting, which first reported the news, the Brazilian’s manager, Thiago Okamura, revealed that Zaleski (23-7) tested positive in an out-of-competition … Read more

Diaz smokes in front of a USADA representative, Strickland Roasts Rockhold

Nate Diaz open workouts at UFC 241 Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press Nate Diaz reacted in the most Nate way possible when a USADA sample collector showed up at his place recently. Shawn Strickland, meanwhile, appears to have no love for retired former UFC and Strikeforce champion Luke Rockhold. That and more — these are your … Read more

Paulo Costa exits USADA after drug test on weigh-in day

Paulo Costa, official UFC 278 weigh-ins Credit: Eddie Law/Cageside Press Paulo Costa is furious that his weight cut was interrupted early Friday morning so USADA could take a sample for a drug test. During Friday morning’s official UFC 278 weigh-ins attended by Cageside Press, Costa raised double middle fingers as he stepped off the scale. … Read more

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