The new drug testing protocol in the UFC is hailed by some as starting a new era for the sport. If you’re going to try and cheat now — the going is rough.
Today though, as random testing was performed on UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo in Brazil, the going got… weird.
As Globo.com reports, Nevada State Athletic Commission attempted to conduct random urine test on the longtime champ Aldo today. The champ submitted a sample, as directed.
But when the agent who visited Aldo had no identification, his trainer Andre Pederneiras got suspicious and called the local commission.
As it turns out, that agent isn’t allowed to work in Brazil. He has been fined, and faces deportation. Meanwhile, the urine sample will be discarded, and another agent will collect a new sample tomorrow.
“That’s normal,” Aldo said, as translated by Guilherme Cruz at MMA Fighting.com. “We reached a point in this sport that not only me, but every fighter has to go through this. This is my first time in Brazil. I think the Brazilian commission should be the one handling this, for the fact that I live here. But that’s not an issue. It’s nothing for me. Fight, pee, it’s the same thing to me.”