On the latest edition of his podcast, UFC commentator Joe Rogan shared a story about UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo avoiding to take a USADA anti-doping drug test.
While Rogan admits Aldo never failed a drug test, he does talk about the odd history of Brazillian fighters avoiding taking tests from USADA.
“The first time they (USADA) came he (Aldo) wouldn’t do it,” Rogan said. “He wouldn’t take the test because he said he didn’t know the guy. But apparently, the way it happens, I’ve talked to people who have been tested and it’s super shady. They’ll come up to you. They’ll take you up to a room. They’ll test you. It’s not sterile. They want to test you right now. They’ll watch you go to the bathroom. Tim Kennedy said they watched him take a shower.
“So the Aldo guy, they are trying to deport him, trying to kick him out of Brazil. They are literally trying to get him out of there. They are saying you don’t have any authority to test us, you’re not even from this country. They are throwing the kitchen sink at him. The next day they get him to test, then he trips and spills it.”
Aldo is scheduled to defend his featherweight title against Interim UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at UFC 212 on June 3.