UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken to his official instagram account to post an update regarding his latest USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) test.
Nurmagomedov claimed that because 2015 (the year USADA testing commenced in the UFC), he has been analyzed 47 times by USADA.In turn, has set the MMA community abuzz with speculation regarding whether Nurmagomedov’s social networking post might be a jibe in Jon Jones.
The Eagle vs. Bones
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Jon Jones are widely considered to be two of the greatest fighters of all time. Their accomplishments in the sport of MMA and combat athletics as a whole are undeniably exceptional, which makes UFC legends bona fide contenders for the title of the MMA GOAT (Greatest Of All Time).
Ever since Nurmagomedov beat Justin Gaethje within their UFC lightweight title unification clash in October of this year, many from the MMA world have been hailing Nurmagomedov as the MMA GOAT.
But, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jones has consistently hit at Nurmagomedov along with the latter’s lovers on social networking. Jones has strongly disagreed with Nurmagomedov being called the MMA GOAT and has claimed his MMA resume is far superior to that of his counterpart.
Submitting Vitor belfort, Lyoto Machida, rampage Jackson (former champion) >Justin Gaethje ????????♂️ Ignore the facts if you want
— BONY (@JonnyBones) October 27, 2020
Jones’ failed PED tests
Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from the sport of MMA after defeating Justin Gaethje in UFC 254 in October 2020. Comparable to Nurmagomedov, yet another mythical MMA fighter who bid adieu to the game this year is former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
Cormier, a former UFC double winner, retired from MMA after enduring a unanimous decision loss to Stipe Miocic in August of this year.
Nurmagomedov and Cormier, together with former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former UFC middleweight titlist Luke Rockhold, trained together in the world-renowned AKA (American Kickboxing Academy) gym at San Jose, California, USA.
Nurmagomedov and Cormier have been training partners for a number of years are close friends away from the fitness center too, as a consequence of that Nurmagomedov has regularly been at loggerheads with Cormier’s nemesis Jon Jones.
Cormier has been participated in a long-running, exceptionally personal, and intense rivalry against Jones. Both DC and Bones have fought one another two within the course of their careers, with the UFC light heavyweight title at stake on both occasions.Jones beat Cormier via unanimous decision in their first battle that happened at UFC 182 in January 2015.
Their rematch transpired at UFC 214 at July 2017, with Jones beating Cormier through KO (head kick and punches). On the other hand, the result of this matchup was later overturned into a No Contest (NC) because of Jones testing positive for the banned PED (Performance Improving Medicine ) turinabol.
One ought to note that this wasn’t the first time Jones tested positive for a banned PED, as he’d tested positive for clomiphene and letrozole prior to the above UFC 214 rematch against Cormier.
What’s more, the MMA world is well aware of the notorious story, initially narrated by MMA veteran Chael Sonnen and afterwards verified by Jon Jones himself, seeing Jones hiding below a cage in his gym to prevent a drug test.
While Sonnen and several other people have alleged that Jones hid beneath the cage to prevent being caught with banned PEDs within his system, Jones recently claimed that he had used marijuana in the time and was worried he would test positive for marijuana. This was seemingly why he decided to conceal beneath the cage.Moreover, Jones once more tested positive for turinabol, now about for an ultratrace amount of turinabol before his UFC 232 fight against Alexander Gustafsson at December 2018.
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The investigating authorities finally discovered the trace amount had been present on account of the long-term”pulsing effect” of their M3 metabolite which was found in his system in 2017.Khabib’s lovers, as well as many specialists in the battle sports world, have recently been highlighting Jones’ history of PED test failures.
They claim that since Nurmagomedov has never failed a doping test for banned PEDs, he, rather than Jones, deserves the title of MMA GOAT.