In response to rumours that Conor McGregor may be using banned PEDs or steroids, Chael Sonnen has argued in Conor’s favour. (Performance Enhancing Drugs). After suffering a leg injury during his lightweight match against Dustin Poirier in July 2021, McGregor had a lengthy injury sabbatical from mixed martial arts.Michael Chandler and “The Notorious” just taped The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 31, and Chandler is anticipated to face The Notorious this year, possibly at welterweight. McGregor, though, has not yet re-entered the USADA testing pool. Chael Sonnen made reference to the fact that McGregor hasn’t undergone USADA testing in 2022 and 2023 on a Beyond the Fight episode.
Before being permitted to compete in the UFC, McGregor must enter and remain in the USADA testing pool for at least six months, according to Chael Sonnen. Sonnen agreed that some people would interpret McGregor’s bulked-up body and the absence of him from the USADA testing pool as evidence that he is using banned PEDs or steroids.However, Sonnen contended that McGregor might be be utilising performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) that MMA fighters are permitted to use lawfully. The former MMA fighter-turned-analyst asserted that the public and the media frequently mix up illegal and legal performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). As Sonnen put it:
“People accuse Conor of using steroids so quickly. PEDs, I believe, are what they mean. They don’t know what he did, but he is using performance-enhancing drugs. With steroids, the drugs must particularly be anabolic. And I doubt anyone could demonstrate the presence of an anabolic agent by looking at Conor.”There is a significant misperception, and the media caused it… They are unaware of the distinction. PEDs, or performance-enhancing drugs, are not prohibited in sports. Never have they been.
Additionally, Conor McGregor’s layoff from training, according to Chael Sonnen, may have contributed to his weight gain because his body likely began retaining more water. In addition, he conjectured that McGregor’s bulky appearance might potentially be the result of legal PEDs that are assisting in the evolution of his body.
Conor McGregor recently visited Las Vegas, according to Chael Sonnen, and he is subject to random drug testing at any time. The UFC superstar might still be susceptible to drug testing, he said, even if he hasn’t rejoined the USADA testing pool. In light of that, Sonnen said it seems like McGregor is openly challenging USADA and daring them to test him.
When Conor McGregor lambasted Anthony Smith for accusing him of steroid use
Conor McGregor’s withdrawal from the USADA testing pool and his bulky build, according to UFC light heavyweight and MMA analyst Anthony Smith, may be indications that he is using steroids. Smith received a flurry of tweets in response from “The Notorious,” who did not want to be outdone.Conor McGregor brought up the fact that Chris Weidman, a fellow former UFC champion, had sustained a similar leg injury in 2021 and has not yet returned to the ring. ‘The Notorious’ emphasised that McGregor is definitely not using steroids while criticising Smith for allegedly wishing bad things upon him (McGregor).
In addition, he made fun of Smith for breaking his leg during the bout with Magomed Ankalaev. McGregor tweeted something like this:
“What gall this loser has! @lionheartsmith You are a failure. After a break like this, only a very small percentage of bones rejoin. You imply that I don’t care about anything else. I have endured more combat than any other combatant in history. I devote my entire being to this game. You are nothing.