The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has been cracking down on fighters with increased amounts of out-of-competition drug tests.
In addition, fighters must report their whereabouts at all times, which recently landed Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone in a bit of trouble when he took a spontaneous trip to Vegas.
Ahead of UFC 194, Conor McGregor spoke to media members to discuss the flaws in USADA’s random drug testing policies.
MMAFighting has the transcription:
“UFC are taking great, great steps to clean the sport and it’s phenomenal what they’re doing. Still, it’s a flawed system. The Irish Sports Council were hired by USADA to test me. So that’s Irish people coming to test me, the Irish Sports Council. If they’re coming to test me, then the same people that are testing Jose are the Brazilian commission, the same people who are asking for selfies, who train in the gym, who will look the other way when the piss test gets thrown over the shoulder. It’s still a flawed system, I feel. But the steps are there.”
“I feel somebody from outside the nation would have to come,” McGregor said. “I feel like you’d have to send an American from USADA or wherever USADA is based to go to that country and do it themselves. You can’t hire in someone from over there.”
With that being said, McGregor did admit that he has been tested 8 or 9 times leading up to this fight.
What are your thoughts on the new random drug testing policies?