It is really simple. When every fighter says that they are going to retire, what they state to the press and fans is radically different than what they actually do professionally.
The secret is with USADA.
When you truly retire, why would you still allow yourself to be randomly tested by USADA and provided them with your schedule, and then stick by it?
Well the answer to that is simple, the waiting period once you are back in the testing pool before you can fight again.
Check this out from USADA themselves 👇
If you didn’t know already, USADA have an open database that you can do a simple athlete query on.
Let’s do that for Conor McGregor shall we?
There we go, 2 tests this year 🤓 and he is still active in the pool.
If Conor McGregor was to retire then in accordance with Article 5.7.3 of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, athletes wanting to come out of retirement must enroll in the UFC RTP and make themselves available for testing for a period of at least six (6) months before returning to competition. To re-enroll in the UFC RTP, an athlete must send a return-from retirement statement through courier, fax, or email to the UFC.
Do you think he is really retired? The data says not, once I hear news that Conor McGregor has removed himself from the USADA dope testing pool then I’ll believe it.
Let us know what you think in the comments below 😎