Anthony Smith on USADA not testing Conor McGregor: “Only one reason you would do that”
Anthony Smith has hinted at UFC star Conor McGregor taking performance enhancing drugs ahead of the latter’s potential 2023 comeback.
“The Notorious” McGregor last competed at UFC 264, where he took on bitter rival Dustin Poirier in a heated trilogy bout. The fight ended unfortunately for McGregor, who suffered a broken leg after an actionpacked first round. During his recovery from the leg break, McGregor hasn’t been tested by anti-doping organization USADA, which some, among them Smith, see as proof that the superstar hasn’t been clean during his time off.
“It bothers the fuck out of me – like that he pulled himself out of the USADA pool,” Smith said on the podcast “Believe You Me.”
“There’s only one reason you would do that. He’s looking jacked as shit. You keep seeing videos of him flexing in front of mirrors and screaming and he’s huge. He healed really fast. Like, really fast.
“(Chris) Weidman still hasn’t (recovered from his broken leg). I talked to Weidman today. He’s still having struggles. He’s still struggling to get back. Anderson (Silva) took a long time. Corey Hill took a long time. Anybody who’s broken their leg has taken a long time. He’s seemingly pretty healed up. It just bugs me that he gets to jump out of the pool, juice up on whatever he’s juiced on, and then just jump back in the pool and no one’s going to say shit about it?”
“The Notorious” McGregor has hinted at a permanent move up to welterweight. On social media, the 34-year-old fighter seems to have put on a substantial amount of muscle, which has added more fuel to the fiery PED debate surrounding the former double champion.
The UFC star has recently claimed that he won’t be “cleared for testing,” whatever that means, until February of next year.
“I am clear for testing in February,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “I will complete my two tests per USADA and we are booking a fight.”
I am clear for testing in February. I will complete my two tests per USADA and we are booking a fight.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 24, 2022
It’s worth noting that USADA usually requires athletes to be tested for a continuous six month period before they’re eligible to compete.
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