Dana White “Happy to Be Out” of USADA ‘Business’ as Conor McGregor Rebels Against ‘Garbage’ Organization: “F*cking Nightmare”

Published 03/18/2023, 3:24 AM EDT

The UFC president, Dana White, was recently interviewed prior to the fight between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman, at UFC London. As expected, White wasn’t able to dodge the questions about Conor McGregor. The UFC boss was asked if the former UFC double champion would receive any exemption from the USADA. However, White affirmed that he wanted nothing to do with the ‘drug-testing’ side of running an MMA promotion.

Furthermore, McGregor has stayed in the headlines after he slammed the anti-doping agency. While the ‘Mystic Mac’ was convinced that he would have to come clean with two tests, the USADA later confirmed that the fighter was required to stay in the testing pool for six months. Without a doubt, ‘The Notorious was furious and took to Twitter to release his frustration through a series of tweets.

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At the UFC 286 weigh-ins, the media houses caught White up and asked him questions that seemingly made him fumble. One of the questions related to McGregor’s misunderstanding with USADA. The reporter asked if there was any exemption for ‘The Notorious’. 

Surprisingly, White wanted no part of USADA. He claimed that he didn’t know anything and was glad to be out of the role. Furthermore, he revealed his discomfort at the drug-testing part of the MMA promotion.


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White said, “I have no idea, I don’t pay any attention to that sh*t. That’s not my job anymore, man. And I’m happy to be out of it. Talk to USADA, I have no idea. I want nothing to do with the whole drug-testing side of the business. It’s a f*cking nightmare.”

Conor McGregor slams USADA

As the talks about McGregor going against Michael Chandler started gaining weight, the MMA world began doubting McGregor being clean. Undeniably, the Irish warrior was displeased with the act. He previously thought that he only needed to pass two tests before getting back into the Octagon. However, the USADA later declared that the fighters needed to stay in the pool for a minimum of six months. 


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Immediately, the Dubliner took to Twitter and released a series of tweets bashing the anti-doping agency. He wrote, “This is my issue. I’ve not lied once. Nor have I tested positive. Ever. I have over 70 clean tests under this program, yet they are constantly coming out after I speak in a manner that makes it seem I am lying…”

“Over 70 clean tests. Never violated once. I will not be scapegoated by this garbage organization. You are not the be all end all in this equation usada.”

However, the ‘Mystic Mac’ was quick to remove the tweets.


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Krushna Prasad Pattnaik

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Krushna Pattnaik is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Coming from a pharmaceutical background with a master's degree in the same and multiple scientific publications, his passion for combat sports and writing brought him to EssentiallySports, where both of his passions met in a beautiful collaboration. He is an instrumentalist and has a profound love for books.

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