The NSAC’s testing paperwork details the commission’s efforts to have Aldo tested by a third-party collection firm, Drug Free Sport (DFS). A statement from DFS COO Chris Guinty describes the situation DFS tester Ben Mosier ran into when he attempted to collect urine from Aldo in Rio de Janeiro.
According to Guinty’s statement, the NSAC authorized Mosier, a highly experienced sample collector, to perform an out-of-competition test in conjunction with a local doping control officer. Mosier’s Brazilian visa, he wrote, made it clear he would be performing drug tests in the country. A “high-ranking anti-doping official” in Brazil then arranged for the local officer to accompany him, according to the report.
Mosier set up the test for June 11 after he initially was unable to reach Aldo on June 10. According to the statement, Aldo was “very cooperative” during the test. But then an unidentified coach halted the collection until Aldo’s head coach, Andre Pederneiras, arrived at the gym. Pederneiras then contacted the Brazilian Athletic Commission.
From there, the process quickly unraveled. Guinty wrote that an unnamed federal police officer training at the gym confiscated Mosier’s passport, claiming he had an incorrect visa, and “detained” the collector at the gym.
“While detaining Mosier, the federal police officer relayed a story of being detained in the United States when returning to Brazil following a previous fight,” Guinty’s statement read. “The officer claimed to Mosier that he was detained by law enforcement officials for 24 hours and was treated poorly, noting that he was treating Ben Mosier in a more pleasant manner.
“The officer made it a point to advise that this detainment was not revenge for his past detainment, and he had the right to transport Ben to a local detention facility for processing.”
According to the statement, the local doping control officer enlisted by DFS showed up on scene and clashed with Brazilian commission rep Cristiano Sampaio.
“The local Brazilian DCO (doping control officer) … indicated to Ben Mosier that he had done nothing wrong and was authorized to conduct the test. Sampaio refused to let the local DCO (or Mosier) proceed with any testing despite their employment as a local doping control officer. It was reported only a Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission DCO would be allowed to collect the sample.”
By then, Guinty wrote, Aldo’s urine sample had to be discarded because he and Mosier lost contact with it.
MMAjunkie was unable to immediately reach Sampaio for comment on Guinty’s statement.
After more threats from the federal officer, immigration officials showed up and ruled Mosier was permitted to participate in a rescheduled test on June 12.
According to Mosier, Aldo took the test, but not without complications. He arrived at the gym late, reportedly because he was at the U.S. embassy to obtain a visa for UFC 189, and dropped the first sample before giving a second one. Sampaio, who was there to oversee the test, reportedly changed the cutoff for shipping the sample without explanation.
Then, Guinty wrote, “upon completion of the testing event, the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (doping collection officer) requested an autograph from Jose Aldo in a magazine he had brought to the collection event and to take a picture with Jose Aldo; both requests were granted.”
LINK: UFC 189 drug tests come back clean, bizarre Jose Aldo incident detailed | MMAjunkie
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While on the surface to many fans, this appears like WSOF “doing the right thing”, it is really just the culmination of what WSOF set in motion the moment they rewarded him for his past behavior by granting him a title fight in his very first fight with the promotion, just months after being cut from the UFC for cranking the submission on Mike Pierce.
The reality is, they always knew this was coming and they’ve been ready for it all along. They’ve never been in the Rousimar Palhares business for anything other than what his controversy brings.
The manufactured feud between Floyd Mayweather and Ronda Rousey continues.
On Thursday night, Mayweather, the most popular boxer in the world, took a verbal swipe at Rousey on ESPN's SportsCenter. This follows Rousey's putdown of Mayweather at the ESPYS last month.
"I've yet to see any MMA fighter, or other boxer, make over $300 million in 36 minutes," Mayweather said. "When she can do that, then call me."
Mayweather wasn't all snarky, though.
"A while back I didn't know who Ronda Rousey was, so I'm pretty sure she got upset. I want to say congratulations to Ronda Rousey and the UFC. You guys have done a tremendous job and I've won probably six or seven ESPYS for Fighter of the Year. And I truly believe she deserves it. Congratulations to Ronda Rousey."
At the ESPYS in July, Rousey brought up Mayweather's past history of domestic violence after defeating him in the Fighter of the Year category.
"I wonder how Floyd feels being beaten by a woman for once," Rousey said.
Rousey said she waited a whole year before slamming Mayweather, because she felt like he disrespected her in 2014 by saying he didn't know who she was.
"I know for damn sure that he knew who I was, because he was running against me for Best Fighter that year and he has signed MMA fighters," Rousey said in July at a Los Angeles media day. "So his feigned ignorance was meant to be a snarky remark to me."
LINK: Floyd Mayweather to Ronda Rousey: Call me when you can make over $300 million in 36 minutes - MMA Fighting
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