UFC commentator suggests Irishman isn’t currently clean enough to fight
Commentator Joe Rogan has suggested that former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor is using performance-enhancing drugs and is not ready to return to Elite MMA promotion.
McGregor has been out of the Octagon since a leg break loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 last July.
Constantly teasing his return, the Irishman has used social media to upload pictures and videos of himself with a bulked-up physique.
Taking this into account and the fact that the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has confirmed that McGregor is out of its testing pool, Rogan has drawn his own conclusions that McGregor may not currently be clean.
“He’s taking his shirt off and posing nonstop, and he looks like his p*ss will melt that USADA cup,” Rogan made the comments on his hugely popular podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.
“Like, it would be like burning a hole through the bottom of that USADA cup.
“The weird thing is that USADA has a loophole that allows you to opt out of the testing pool. You can opt out of the testing pool and just juice up,” Rogan added.
Rogan’s claims were supported by an expert on steroids and performance-enhancing drugs, Derek Cole from the More Plates More Dates YouTube channel.
“HGH, peptides, androgens are very restorative – as such they will reinforce bone mineral density,” Rogan’s guest explained.
“Like, there are some things that are going to be in the system for a long time that it can never use.
“But on the bioidentical side, anything to implement bone-supporting integrity, infrastructure, I would be highly encouraged. If I were him and I wasn’t being tested, I’d be pushing that vector hard.” Would.
With McGregor seemingly spending more time on his luxury yacht, in his Dublin pub, or trying his hand at acting, many MMA enthusiasts have questioned his appetite for returning to action.
Rogan has no doubt the 34-year-old is capable of a comeback, though, and thinks inactivity has been his downfall.
“It’s weird,” Rogan said. “His last big win was against Donald Cerrone, which was an important win.
“I wonder, it might just be inaction. Inaction is probably one of the biggest factors in their demise – maybe even more so than the silk wrap.”
“said Dustin Poirier after the fight. … There’s a lot going on in a fight and if you’re not used to fighting at a high level, the tension of that moment is immense.
“[It’s]very, very difficult for guys to take years off and then jump back in and be 100%.”
McGregor has not responded to Rogan’s comments, but has addressed similar allegations made by former light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith.
Calling Smith a ‘loser’ and ‘an embarrassment of a man’, McGregor tweeted that he “The Most Tested Fighter Ever in Fighting Sports”, and gives “Everything for this game”.
With McGregor 1-3 in his last four bouts, his comeback needs careful planning as one more loss could spell the end of his time in the elite despite his massive popularity.
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