Derek Brunson Appoints USADA As ‘The Worst Testing Program’ Due To ‘Glitchy App’

Derek Brunson is not too happy with how USADA does its thing.

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  • Derek Brunson has hit out at USADA for the apparent hassle it causes due to its glitchy app
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The USADA has got Derek Brunson fuming over the features of their app early on Thursday morning. The UFC stalwart did not mince his words on social media, detailing how the said app affects his life outside the sport.

A “glitchy app”

To date, Brunson has never had any issue with banned substances and performance-enhancing drugs. However, all UFC fighters are required to comply with USADA’s random testing which apparently includes providing updates about their “whereabouts” via the organization’s app, something Brunson is extremely disappointed about. 

“@usantidoping has to be the worst testing program out [there],” Brunson tweeted. “Imagine trying to handle business outside of the octagon and having to take quick flights to check on properties, having a family and other stuff going on, etc and them giving you failures because you forgot to update the glitchy app.”

Brunson wants USADA to work on a GPS

The 38-year-old went on to exclaim that he has other things to do besides being a UFC fighter and having some inaccurate locations do not necessarily suggest that he’s doing something shady. Instead, Brunson is calling for the USADA to have a reliable GPS on its app.

“There’s several athletes out here taking peds but no one failing,” he stressed. “Get your GPS feature back. Giving someone a failed whereabouts isn’t the same as someone failing a PED test.”

“Just to be clear. Usada gave me a whereabouts infraction because I didn’t update my location,” he added. “Stating I have 2 whereabout infractions and 1 more could result in a 2-year suspension. They use to have GPS tracking, maybe get back the system that worked for fighters!”

“I do [update my location], but with multiple businesses, it’s easy to forget a time or two,” he continued. “I’m not one of these fighters on social media complaining about being underpaid. I go out and make things happen. I’ve made more money outside the octagon! Respect my time and update your system is all I ask!”

 

As things stand, Brunson is currently tied with Sean Strickland and Paulo Costa at the No. 1 spot in the UFC rankings. He is coming off a devastating KO loss to Jared Cannonier and might be needing a huge win over a fellow top five in order to present a strong case to fight for the title.

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