Brendan Schaub wouldn’t judge Conor McGregor if he was on steroids right now.
Many people are led to believe the UFC superstar is on performance-enhancing drugs, considering his absence from the USADA testing pool in 2022. One person in particular is UFC Light Heavyweight Anthony Smith, who claims McGregor is on ‘the juice’ and ‘The Notorious’ hit back at him for it.
Schaub’s Thoughts On ‘Jacked’ McGregor
Following ‘Lionheart’s’ backlash, Schaub would also join the conversation on whether or not McGregor was on PED’s.
“I don’t think it’s crazy for Anthony Smith and some of the MMA experts or media to say that Conor, beyond a yacht, not being tested while he recovers from an injury, one could assume that he’s taking PED’s. Especially, when he is jacked.” Schaub said on his YouTube channel.
“But on the other end of that, it could be Conor is a freak when it comes to physicality. He’s a freak. You look at his shoulders when he is built, what he’s done in his athletic career, he’s a freak. Some of these guys that criticize him aren’t freaks. So they wanna assume that he’s on things.”
Schaub Doesn’t Have A Problem If McGregor Uses PED’s For His Recovery
While McGregor’s recent transformation could be the result of his freak athleticness, Schaub thinks the Irishman’s chances of being on something are high. Whatever the case may be, Schaub says McGregor should be able to do ‘whatever it takes’ to get back to 100%.
“Now the chance of him being on things are probably pretty good and I’m not mad at any facet cause A. not fighting B. he’s the UFC’s cash cow, he’s their green elephant. I would do the exact same thing. If I was the UFC, I’d say, ‘take whatever the hell you gotta do to get back and healthy’. Cause you’re only getting older, the longer you stay out. It’s not good. Do what you wanna do. Go on your yacht, get in your Gucci pajamas, take all the HGH, whatever it takes to require you to get back to full health. Do what you gotta do.
“I don’t have a problem with it and he’s not competing. I think athletes in general, if you have an injury of this magnitude, should be allowed. They shouldn’t be in the testing protocol cause they are gonna be taking stuff. Now doesn’t mean it’s PED’s but it’s for recovery. “I don’t have a problem with it, any facet to get back to a hundred percent health… When he does decide to fight, he will be clean.”
On the juice or not, Conor McGregor will have to enroll in the USADA testing pool for six months before he is eligible to make his long-awaited UFC return.