Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler hopes hanging by thread amid USADA saga: Investigating top 5 names in MMA to face the USADA suspension

Once again, Conor McGregor finds himself entangled in a series of serious troubles including the USADA controversy, adding to his track record of disputes and controversies.

The question remains: will the failure of the current season of TUF have an impact on McGregor’s real-life as well?

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The former UFC two-division champion recently got involved in yet another scandal, this time there are claims of sexual harassment against him. Recent reports state McGregor had been accused of making unwanted sexual contact with a lady during Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

At this moment, most of the information pertaining to the alleged sexual harassment is kept undisclosed. The complainant, whose identity has been withheld, has come forward and stated that she was subjected to unwanted sexual contact from McGregor at the NBA Finals event. 

Also, there have been issues as a result of McGregor’s unwillingness to take part in the USADA testing pool. The Irishman must participate in the testing pool and show clear results at least twice throughout the course of a six-month period in order to be qualified to compete, per the rules.

Top 5 MMA stars who were suspended for failed substance test

Due to the anti-doping rule infractions in the past, many UFC fighters were subject to USADA suspensions. Here are a few well-known fighters who have been suspended due to failed drug tests. 

Jon Jones, one of the greatest fighters in UFC history, was suspended in 2016 and 2017 after testing positive for drugs that were outside the rules. In 2020, the light heavyweight kingpin was suspended once more for another offence involving a drug that was against the rules.

In 2015, Anderson Silva, a former middleweight champion of the UFC, tested positive for drugs that were prohibited. The one-year suspension came after the UFC legend insisted he never intentionally used performance-enhancing drugs.

USADA penalized Yoel Romero, a former middleweight contender, and Junior dos Santos, a former UFC heavyweight champion, for using illegal drugs. Both the Cuban and the Brazilian mixed martial artists were suspended for six months.

T.J. Dillashaw, a former UFC bantamweight champion, and former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir both received suspensions for taking illegal substances.

Do you believe that Conor’s notoriety will negatively impact TUF viewership and jeopardize his matchup with Michael Chandler? Let us know what you think in the comment area.

Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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