Conor McGregor is now sitting out the remainder of the bout on the bench. Since he suffered a broken leg during the third and final match of the trilogy against Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor has been busy in Hollywood and preparing for his comeback.
Conor McGregor Won’t Be Tested by USADA Until 2022
Having said that, it is essential to keep in mind that for him to recover from such a serious injury. It will need some time. Despite this, McGregor is now ranked No. 11 in the Lightweight division of the UFC. And it is believed that he will return to the sport sometime in 2023.
Despite the Break, He Continues to Compete in the UFC
In a nutshell, he is still an active UFC fighter despite the hiatus, and it is predicted that he will be fighting again in the not-too-distant future. In other words, the layoff did not stop him from being a UFC fighter.
If this is the case, then the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) should be testing the former double world champion. Why isn’t this happening?
According to a report that appeared earlier today on TSN, Conor McGregor is the only participant on the UFC roster who has not been submitted to a drug test by USADA in the year 2022.
The test would have been administered by USADA. This does not consider any additional competitors who signed up for the roster after August 1.
Now, McGregor lives a lifestyle that is very jet-setting for a UFC fighter. But just like every other athlete, he is obligated to put up his whereabouts.
Because McGregor is putting on muscle while he is healing from his injury. It is not unreasonable to anticipate that USADA will attempt to track him down at least sometimes to provide a drug test.
The following is the statement that USADA sent in answer to the question that was posed by TSN; nonetheless, the agency chose not to comment specifically on McGregor.
The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has stated that “once a UFC athlete is enrolled in the testing program, they are subject to testing at any time, even when they are not competing.”
Unless the Athlete Tells UFC, They’re Retiring
This is the case unless the athlete informs the UFC of their retirement, their contract is terminated, or they are removed from the program in some other way. This is true even if the athlete is not actively participating in any competitions.
If an athlete decides to compete for the UFC once again, the promotion requires that the athlete take part in the USADA testing pool for six months before they are permitted to compete in the promotion once again.
In a manner that is analogous to that which is found in the rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency. The UFC may, in exceptional circumstances or in situations in which the strict application of that rule would be manifestly unfair to the athlete. It may grant an exemption to the rule that requires a written notice to be given within six months.
Finishing Off This Discussion
This may be done in a manner that is analogous to that which is found in the rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency. However, in any of these scenarios, the athlete must give at least two negative samples to return to competition in line with the regulations of the UFC.
This must be done before the athlete is allowed to compete again. Regarding the present state of any single athlete’s participation in the testing pool, we shall make no remarks whatsoever. Both Conor McGregor and the UFC have said that they would not comment on the current issue.