The company responsible for Jose Aldo’s drug testing snafu earlier in June have finally broken their silence. Ben Mosier of Drug Free Sport made his way into Aldo’s training camp, unannounced, and requested a urine sample of the featherweight champion. Aldo’s manager, Andre Pederneiras, was suspicious of Mosier and called the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission and ultimately had Mosier removed from the premises.
The controversial drug test caused an uproar in the mixed martial arts community and resulted in McGregor calling the champion a “weasel“. Aldo and the UFC have since released statements on the matter. Drug Free Sport’s statement, as per MMA Fighting, is below:
In early June 2015, Drug Free Sport was engaged by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (“NSAC”) to conduct a single urine test for an athlete in Brazil. Drug Free Sport’s preparation and execution of the testing event in Brazil complied with ethical best practices in anti-doping collections. Proper work visa applications detailing Drug Free Sport’s job functions were submitted to the Brazilian Consulate in Chicago, Illinois on June 18, 2012, and a ten year work visa was issued by the Consulate and relied upon by the Drug Free Sport collector in subsequent testing events. Drug Free Sport does not comment on client program specifics related to any collection event, but the NSAC, the UFC and Drug Free Sport were diligent in their effort to ensure a fair and ethical collection event in Brazil.
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