Greg Jackson: Rustam Khabilov was drug tested by New Mexico commission
On Monday, Dean Amasinger, a training partner and coach of “UFC Fight Night 42″ co-headliner Ross Pearson said he voiced concerns with the UFC after learning that the New Mexico commission selectively tested Saturdayâ€™s fighters to exclude those from Greg Jacksonâ€™s camp.
Yesterday, Greg Jackson spoke to MMAJunkie where he contradicted the claims made by the rival coach:
â€śI know for a fact that they tested Rustam because I was there when they tested him,â€ť the famed MMA coach stated. â€śI think they tested [UFC Fight Night 42 competitor Erik Perez]Â too, but Iâ€™m 100 percent sure they tested Rustam.â€ť
A report from SWFight.com stated that a total of eight fighters were tested, including Khabilov and Perez, who both train at Jackson’s gym in Albuquerque, N.M.
â€śWe always, always test the two fighters involved in a main event,â€ť NMAC chairman Tom King told the website. â€śThat includes the fighter from Jacksonâ€™s on Saturday. For someone to say that a fighter from that camp was not tested is factually incorrect.â€ť
â€śThat type of information will eventually be available to the public,â€ť he added. â€śThe names will come out in a few days, and everyone will see who was tested.â€ť
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