Junior dos Santos popped hot for superhero juice according to a USADA test, thereby flushing a potential fight between him and rising up-and-comer Francis Ngannou down the drain.
Fabricio Werdum is a former opponent of JDS, a fellow former UFC heavyweight champ, and a countryman to the Brazilian. He’s cool with JDS, and he thinks USADA sucks.
As per MMAFighting:
“I think it’s a pity that this happened, but we have to wait for the second test,” Werdum told MMA Fighting. “We don’t get along because we fought in the past, but there’s no reason to say anything bad about him. That can happen to anyone, to unknowingly take something that is banned. I have no right to say anything about this case. We have to wait for the the second test to find out if he really took something… If he really took something he has to pay for it without fighting for a while, which is a pity.”
“I think that this testing is too much, too strict,” Werdum said. “It didn’t have to be that much. It’s one thing to take something to recover faster… I’m not saying steroids, no. What I say is that USADA is too much sometimes. It’s too much. It didn’t need that much. This testing is stricter than the Olympics. I’ve never seen this before. I think it could be better. There are things that you could take that wouldn’t affect your performance, but you would recover faster. We train too hard.”