Conor McGregor recently claimed that he is intending to fight Michael Chandler in December. But, he is yet to re-enter the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) testing pool. So, regarding that, Dustin Poirier said that McGregor needs to go through proper procedures before a UFC return. Otherwise, USADA would make a mockery of itself.
While talking to MMA News, Poirier said: “I like USADA, and I do think they’re doing a good job of cleaning up our sport. But for me, if they waive that (six-month testing period) and allow him to compete with no drug testing, it kind of just makes a joke of the whole thing. Just remove it completely. There shouldn’t be gray areas. It’s white and black with USADA, you take tests and pass them, you’re able to compete. You don’t take tests, you don’t compete.
“I don’t know what they’re going to do with Conor and the drug testing thing.” – Dustin Poirier
“There was never a gray area before. We’ll see what happens. I’m not sh*tting on the UFC, I’m not sh*tting on USADA. I don’t want to accuse or say things about either company without them making an official decision. I don’t know what they’re going to do with Conor and the drug testing thing. But if they do allow him to compete without drug testing, they’re making a whole joke of USADA,” he further added.
“I’m sure it would if he got busted for using steroids. But also, he was in the USADA protocol when he was doing great things, so he was passing tests when he was still making incredible things happen in the octagon. It’s tough to say, it depends on the person looking, looking in from the outside. I’m sure a lot of people are going to say if that would happen, I’m sure a lot of people are going to say it does, I’m sure a lot of people would stand behind him, so it is what it is,” Dustin Poirier concluded.