Gustafsson Requests USADA Drug Testing for ‘Rumble’ Ahead of UFC on Fox 14 Bout

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 6, 2015
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Alexander Gustafsson says that he has been tested by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) ahead of UFC on Fox 14, and he would like his opponent, Anthony Johnson, to do the same.

“A request from Sweden has been sent to US Anti Doping commission to come and test me,” Gustafsson wrote on his Facebook page. “This is the way it's done in Sweden, no matter where you are, you are under control which I really appreciate. I want my sport to be clean so everyone compete under the same terms.

“Therefore, I would like to request that the same tests applies to my competitor Rumble Johnson. I want us both to show the world that we are clean top athletes competing in the UFC on equal terms.”

The USADA is responsible for managing the anti-doping for all United States Olympic Committee “recognized sport national governing bodies, their athletes and events.”

UFC President Dana White recently said that the promotion would abandon its plan for year-round drug testing. Instead, the UFC will fund state athletic commissions to handle the random drug screenings.

UFC on Fox 14 takes place at the Tele2Arena in Stockholm on Jan. 24; the evening’s main card will be televised on the Fox network and also includes a 205-pound clash between Phil Davis and Ryan Bader. The Gustafsson-Johnson will be next in line to challenge for Jon Jones’ light heavyweight title at a later date.


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