Brendan Schaub Says USADA Doesn’t Treat All The Fighters Equally!
Jon Jones’ sentence is one of the hottest topics at the moment. Jones’ UFC 214 head kick victory versus Daniel Cormier was overturned to no contest after he was positive on Turinabol. Jones made a big mistake in the hearing when he was caught in his own web of lies. As a repeated offender, he might face four-year suspension.
Yet, Jon Jones was tested only once by USADA in 2018! It frustrated Brendan Schaub. He attacked USADA at his Below The Belt podcast recently. Schaub claims USADA doesn’t treat all athletes the same. (via MMAFighting.com)
“Again, I tell you guys this all the time, if you think USADA’s organization is the end-all-be-all and is the goody two-shoes of the world when it comes to drug testing, you’re fooling yourself,” Schaub declared. “A man who has been notoriously known for failing drug tests gets tested once?!
“I’ve always been skeptical of USADA. Always.
“Of course [Daniel Cormier]’s gonna pass the tests. Of course they have to test the athletes, of course they have to test certain guys, but does no one find it kind of sketchy that the guy who we know 100 percent is going to pass the test, gets tested more than the guy who is known for failing tests?! And I’m not even a conspiracy theory guy. But does no one think this is f**king strange? How crazy is that?
“Or how Holly Holm is tested all the time. They have to check boxes. We know for a fact, DC and Holly Holm are never gonna fail a test. So if you test them relentlessly, we can go on your site and go, ‘ F**k, look, they’re doing their job.’ But when you look at people who are skeptical, and they’re not getting tested, do you not think anything’s up here?”
Brendan Schaub also reminds that Daniel Cormier was tested 11 times, while Holly Holm’s samples were analyzed five times. Even a WWE superstar, Brock Lesnar, had to undergo testing three times. Brendan Schaub says Jon Jones should be tested at least four times.
“I really don’t give a s**t,” Schaub continued. “I really don’t. It’s just a little obvious. Be less obvious USADA. If you’re gonna be in on the gig – wink wink – at least make it a little less obvious. At least test Jon four times. Can you do that over a year period? Can you go there four times? You’re testing anyways in Albuquerque, can you test the man? Is that too much to ask for?”
In the end, Brendan Schaub had an ironic comment. He literally begged USADA not to find anything in Jon Jones’ samples or post fake results. Schaub made an epic comparison between magic numbers 11 and 1.
“Again, I don’t want you guys to catch Jon or DC or anyone doing anything,” Schaub concluded. “Don’t ruin my sport. You already f**ked it up enough. Just don’t test him. Or post fake testing. Just say you tested Jon, I don’t give a f**k. But don’t say you tested him once out of the year and you test DC 11 [times] and tell us you’re doing your job.”
Does the whole scenario look suspicious to you? Is Brendan Schaub right? After all, don’t forget that Paulo Costa was tested an impressive 18 times!