Jose Aldo's camp has come out to shed some light on the drug test controversy from last week. Aldo was randomly drug test last Thursday in Brazil, but problems arised when Drug Free Sport's representative sent to collect the sample didn't have the appropriate visa to enter Brazil. This meant that Aldo's sample was discarded, before he was re-tested on Friday. This wasn't enough to satisfy McGregor.
I was random tested on May 23rd. Blood AND Urine. @josealdojunior you little weasel. You and your weasel coach. #AndNew
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 12, 2015
Jose Aldo insists he's clean and didn't do anything wrong, and insisted that he will respond to McGregor's "little weasel" inside the octagon when they meet in July, via MMA Fighting.
This guy came here, I pissed. I did my job, put the thing in the cup and give it to him. It was a big mess, and at the same time I had to train. I came here at 10 a.m. and he was already waiting for me. I came back the next day and thank god it finally happened. I pissed again. This guy saw me naked more than my wife. Man, two days in a row. But everything went fine.
He can say whatever he wants. He can try anything he wants. In there, when we are face to face, I will answer him. He will see what he got himself into.
Both Aldo and his coach, Andre Pederneiras attempted to address what happened with the controversial drug sample. Both slammed Conor McGregor for his comments on the issue, with Pederneiras throwing doubts on whether McGregor has been tested at all.
I don’t care what he says. He doesn’t know what happened here.
Everything McGregor says is to get attention from the media. He didn’t even know what was going on here and talked about it. But he said he was tested on May 23, the day of Vitor’s fight with Weidman, but if you look at his Twitter and social media, you won’t see him talking anything about being tested. For a guy that loves to talk about himself, not talking about being tested in an event that important is weird.
When they came to us, Aldo immediately did the test. It was weird because no one from the Brazilian commission knew about this. At first, he said he was from the (Nevada) commission, and then I asked for a document and he said he was from a lab, so I decided to call the (Brazilian) athletic commission. I called them, and they had no idea about the test.
Things are clearly heating up against towards their July 11th as the last month of preparations take place for their fight in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
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