In case you were wondering, USADA is handling the drug testing for the impending Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor pugilism party. So yeah, breath a sigh of relief.
But seriously, it’s good to know at least that aspect of the fight is covered. By someone at least.
Here’s MMAFighting with the news:
The UFC lightweight champion remains under the UFC’s anti-doping policy this summer as he prepares to box Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas and will still be tested as part of that USADA-run program. In addition, McGregor has been placed in USADA’s pool for professional boxers and is subjected to testing there as well, according to a USADA spokesperson.
“Mr. McGregor is subject to both the UFC Anti-Doping Policy (because he’s still an active UFC athlete) and the anti-doping program agreed to for the Mayweather vs. McGregor boxing match,” the spokesperson told MMA Fighting via e-mail.
McGregor has yet to be tested under the boxing program, per USADA’s athlete test history on its website, but he has been tested five times in 2017 under the UFC’s anti-doping policy, including twice this month.
Mayweather has been tested twice this year, both times this month. It was the first time he’s been tested by USADA, per its website, since 2015. Mayweather has been retired since fighting Andre Berto in September 2015.