Demetrious Johnson discusses USADA banned substance list

April 23, 2016 10:24 am by Evan Bell
Demetrious Johnson

UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson is one of the most respected fighters both inside and outside the Octagon.

Johnson, who has a pretty strong case for pound for pound kingpin, is not only the only flyweight champion in UFC history, but has also earned the respect of fans for being extremely classy.

In addition, the flyweight champion has made it clear that he doesn’t take anything that could potentially cause him to fail a drug test. During his media rounds for UFC 197, Johnson elaborated on the situation.

MMAFighting has the quotes:

“They’re so strict, you just don’t know,” said Johnson, who defends his title against Henry Cejudo on Saturday in the co-main event of UFC 197. “I don’t know what’s on the banned substance list. Someone said they’re adding new stuff on here.”

“I think the biggest thing with USADA is, I don’t know the logistics of the Lyoto thing, but, like, that’s why I truly do not, if I take something … if I take Tylenol and ibuprofen, I call USADA. I say ‘Hey, I’m taking ibuprofen bro, is that okay?’”

Johnson was then asked if he believes fighters are responsible for what they put in their body, to which he responded with:

“Absolutely,” Johnson said. “That’s why I don’t take proteins supplements.”


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