UFC has released the following statement on Jose Aldo’s controversial UFC 189 pre-fight drug test from Brazil.
“The UFC has learned about the out-of-competition test, originally scheduled for Thursday, June 11, with Jose Aldo, by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Aldo has always been an exemplary athlete and a great champion for the UFC, and has proved it all this time. We affirm with authority that Aldo was made available to the test when requested by the Nevada Commission.
Andre Pederneiras, the champion’s manager and coach, then received the tester in his gym in Rio de Janeiro, on Friday, when the test was officially done.
The UFC declares unconditional support to featherweight champion Jose Aldo and reiterates its admiration for the Nevada Commission, for wanting to ensure a clean competition between athletes.”
Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor is scheduled to headline UFC 189 on Saturday, July 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Make sure to visit MMANews.com on 7/11 for the best UFC 189 live results coverage on the web!