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McGregor blasts USADA for sweeping Diaz drug violations under the carpet – MMA Root

Conor McGregor has a massive rubber fight with Dustin Poirier on July 10 at UFC 264. And while we’re sure he’s focusing a lot on that, unfortunately he’s also very capable of multitasking, especially when it comes to incessantly posting on your social media accounts. Today’s tirade in left field? Directed towards USADA and Nate Diaz.

It all started with a video of McGregor working like a devil.

“USADA put me to the test just before this,” wrote McGregor. “Blood and urine. That’s twice this week. I don’t blame them, I am an animal. However, what bothers me is that there is no longer a captured athlete ad. This means -1. They can keep it quiet. 2. Excuses of lies from contaminated supplements are accepted. “

“Jeff Novitzky, how come the public is no longer being informed about positive tests?” McGregor added in another tweet. “How after Nate Diaz’s steroid debacle, where he produced his own multivitamin-tainted nutrition companies, instantly knocked himself out before a mega money fight, are we now in the dark about the test results?”

Perhaps at first glance it may seem that USADA has been very quiet lately. But a quick look at the USADA website reveals 5 incidents in 2021 in which fighters received warnings or penalties for anti-doping violations. So McGregor is wrong about USADA no longer announcing suspensions in general. Even Nate Diaz?

Well … Nate failed a drug test before his big BMF fight with Jorge Masvidal in November 2019. And the UFC and USADA seemed willing to sweep him under the rug after Nate provided them with evidence of a tainted supplement. The only reason we know? Because Nate went and jabbed about the whole incident on Twitter.

“It was just a big secret and it was murky and it sounded like some people taking steroids were involved,” Nate said at the time. “I was not comfortable with that. Then I plan to put it on the table. Because if you’re going to tell me right now that I’m going to test positive for some shit and that the whole world is going to go crazy, then I don’t even want to fight. “

“It’s only cheating if you get under the influence of that shit, right?” he continued. “So, let’s say I accidentally took this shit, which I didn’t, but let’s say I did. Well then let’s fight in a couple of months when the shit wears off. I do not have any problem with that. I don’t care if it ruins your show. You’re not ruining my entire legacy. I am completely natural. “

So the question remains: if they were willing to sweep it under the rug once, how many other situations would they have swept? It’s McGregor seems to suggest that more is happening under the surface of the USADA regime than we know. And who knows, maybe there is.

Of course, Nate was quick to respond.

It looks like there will be more than enough vitriol in store for when McGregor and Diaz get to their own trilogy fight. For now, Conor has to worry about Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz has Leon Edwards on May 15 at UFC 262.

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