The feud between Conor McGregor and USADA has been a hot topic in the MMA community lately, with both parties firing shots. However, despite the growing interest in the situation, it remains unclear what’s really going on, from McGregor’s absence from the testing pool to the ongoing controversy.
As the president of UFC, Dana White has consistently been a strong advocate for the partnership between UFC and USADA. Yet, Brock Lesnar’s exemption at UFC 200 in 2016 has raised some questions about the credibility of USADA’s testing protocols.
While fans eagerly await any updates or announcements, it seems like it could be a while before we get any meaningful clarification on the McGregor-USADA dispute. During the post-fight press conference at UFC 286, White made it clear that he had no interest in dwelling on the topic.
“Um, have you ever heard of (UFC senior VP of athlete health and performance) Jeff Novitzky? Ask him these questions. I don’t give a sh*t about any of that stuff anymore. That’s his problem. I don’t get involved in the drug testing situation whatsoever, I know nothing about it, and I don’t want to know nothing about it. I leave it to the expert. He’s the expert in this thing, and you guys call him and interview him anytime about it.”
UFC 286: Dana White’s Portion Of The Post-Fight Press Conference (Full Video):
Dana White is known for his no-nonsense approach when it comes to dealing with the media, especially in situations like this. As the president of UFC, he’s always looking to accentuate the positives and downplay the negatives.
However, despite his reluctance to engage in the McGregor-USADA controversy, it’s clear that the media won’t be letting go of this story anytime soon.