On Tuesday, Yashabo was visited by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, and if his subsequent post to Instagram is any indication, things got a little uncomfortable.
The post shows a terrified looking Yashabo getting a blood sample taken (needles aren’t for everyone). The caption on the post also indicates that things didn’t go much better when he was asked to provide a urine sample.
“USADA came in and took my urine and blood today to add to their collection,” the caption says. “It took me 40 minutes to piss since they were staring right at Yashabo Jr.”
To clarify, “Yashabo Jr.” is not the Japanese fighter’s son, but something else entirely.
Needless to say, it sounds like the interactions between USADA and the fighters it oversees can get a little awkward. But that’s a worthwhile sacrifice to clean up our sport!
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