Sunday 23 October 2016

Conor McGregor looks content as 'army of scientists' arrive for random drugs test at his home

Published 26/01/2016 | 08:43

Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has been a long-time critic of drugs in sport so it's no wonder he looked quite relaxed when he was faced with a random test at his home last night.

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The Notorious - UCF featherweight champion of the world following his 13-second win over Jose Aldo in December - tweeted a picture of himself getting tested last night with the words: "And just like that an army of scientists show up at the gaf. #RandomDrugTest #USADA #SorryImLateCoach."

The Dubliner faces Rafael dos Anjos in the lightweight division in Las Vegas in March as he bids to break another record and become a duel belt holder.

Before McGregor's initial postponed fight with Jose Aldo last July, the duo became embroiled in a war of words over drug testing with both accusing each other of taking performance-enhancing sunstances.

"He is not being tested in Ireland and I don’t even know if they have a commission. This commission had to be from Vegas or somewhere," said Aldo at the time.

"We proposed because he asked so much, to be tested every week, both I and he, at the same time, but it didn’t happen. I’m being tested, they come here in the gym, I don’t see any problem.”

McGregor was quick to respond to Also on this matter when he tweeted: "I was random tested on May 23rd. Blood AND Urine.

@josealdojunior you little weasel. You and your weasel coach. #AndNew."

McGregor has also previously questioned the culture of Brazilian MMA fighters.

“That’s in Brazil’s culture. Men and women do it. I don’t know what to think.

“I got tested. I get tested constantly, it’s his shady ass that doesn’t get tested over there in Brazil."

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