Garbrandt: Test Everything Or Test Nothing
When it comes to T.J. Dillashaw testing positive for EPO, Cody Garbrandt isn’t the type of person to say “I told you so,” but he “told you so.”
“But I know I’m the best in the world, drug free,”Cody told MMA Junkie about where he stands when it comes to performance enhancing drugs. “I’ve had over 40 tests from USADA, and there’s nothing that’s been illegal.”
“I stated back in 2017 at the press conference that I would like to do more invasive testing with it. We have to log in everywhere we go, we have to answer the door at 6 a.m., piss urine and blood and do work, write down every supplement we have. There should be no boundaries or picos or this or that. You either cheat or you don’t,” he added.
Garbrandt has been adamant about Dillashaw being a cheat with specific claims to EPO for nearly three years, and points back to when Dillashaw was his teammate at Team Alpha Male.
“We’re not in there shooting steroids up and getting big. They’re doing the EPO. They’re doing all that kind of (expletive) to cardio base. I knew that. I knew T.J. was on that, and that’s why I said I wanted more invasive testing,” said the former UFC bantamweight champion.
“He’s been on it for five, six years, and that’s not the only thing he’s on. There’s a lot of other fighters that are on a lot of other (expletive), too.”
Garbrandt also pointed out USADA’s inconsistency in regards to what is or is not a priority to them, and wondering why get tested if not every gets tested for.
“If you’re going to draw a line on what we can do or how we can test – you can’t keep this sample, you can’t detect the EPO – then what are we getting tested for? Let it all be legal, and let’s all get juiced up and go in there and (expletive) each other up. That’s ultimately what they want.”
Report: MMA Junkie