UFC Releases Statement After Jose Aldo Drug Test Discarded
By FCF Staff
Following a somewhat bizarre incident earlier this week, whereby a drug test Jose Aldo was asked to take was discarded, the UFC has released a statement supporting both the featherweight champ and the Nevada Commission.
According to reports, a representative from the NSAC visited Aldo in Rio de Janeiro, and had the fighter submit to a random drug test. Aldo provided a urine sample, but after his coach Andre Pederneiras called the Brazilian Commission to corroborate the test, it was revealed the NSAC rep did not have a working visa in Brazil. As a result, the sample was discarded, and Aldo was tested once again on Friday.
Here is the statement which appeared on the UFC’s Brazilian website (translation from Portuguese performed by Google):
The UFC has learned about the test “out of competition” originally scheduled to be held with Jose Aldo, last Thursday, June 11, the State Athletic Commission of Nevada.
Aldo has always been an exemplary athlete and a great champion for the UFC, and all this time proved that. We affirm with authority that Aldo was made available to the test time and exact location, as requested by the Nevada Commission.
The manager and coach of the champion, Andre Pederneiras, then received the sink at his academy in Rio de Janeiro, on Friday, when the test was officially conducted.
The UFC declares unconditional support featherweight champion Jose Aldo and reiterates his admiration for the Nevada Commission, want to ensure a clean competition between athletes
Aldo is currently scheduled to fight Conor McGregor on July 11th at UFC 190.