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Jose Aldo's urine sample was discarded after a random drug test

Conor McGregor’s upcoming opponent is in hot water following the news.

McGregor has previously expressed concerns about Aldo.
McGregor has previously expressed concerns about Aldo.

JOSE ALDO UNDERWENT a random drug test on Thursday morning, however his urine sample was prevented from being sent to the lab, it has emerged.

Ben Mosier from Drug Free Sport lab collected the urine sample of Conor McGregor’s upcoming opponent, but Aldo’s manager, Andre Pederneiras, was reportedly suspicious about Mosier.

The UFC champion gave Mosier a urine sample, but his manager claims Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission  (CABMMA) COO Cristiano Sampaio contacted local police over the incident.

It was then discovered that while Mosier is licenced by the Nevada Athletic Commission, his visa doesn’t allow him to work in Brazil, resulting in the official being issued with a $130 dollar fine and eight days notice to leave the country.

“We did everything they asked,” Pederneiras said, speaking to Combate. “Before this whole mess started, Aldo had already done the test, (his urine) was in the cup. But when the Brazilian commission arrived, they saw that the sample wasn’t collected as it should.”

Aldo, who is set to fight McGregor on 11 July for the UFC featherweight title, defended the discarding of the urine sample, with the fighter set to be tested again today by CABMMA

“That’s normal,” he said. “We reached a point in this sport that not only me, but every fighter has to go through this. This is my first time in Brazil. I think the Brazilian commission should be the one handling this, for the fact that I live here. But that’s not an issue. It’s nothing for me. Fight, pee, it’s the same thing to me.”

The news has unsurprisingly prompted controversy, with McGregor’s manager John Kavanagh weighing in on Twitter.

Meanwhile, McGregor has, in the past, expressed concern on the issue.

Source: Setanta Sports/YouTube

h/t MMA Fighting

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