UFC anti-doping program partner has earned Paulo Costa’s wrath.
“F*ck USADA,” Costa said.
“The guy waited in my bedroom at 7 a.m., ready to take my blood. F*ck USADA.”
“F*ck the the boss on USADA who sent their agents this morning at my sleep room 6 am to take my blood out!!!” Costa wrote. “I was cutting weight very dehydrated and they wants took my blood! F*ck those guys!!! I never been caught by USADA test I don’t need this f*ck sh*t.”
The random nature of USADA’s drug testing has been a source of frustration for many boxers. The current UFC featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, recently expressed similar frustrations when he said USADA showed up to drug test him hours before his rematch with Max Holloway. That night, Volkanovski had taken melatonin pills to help him sleep. Water loading was necessary for Volkanovski because he couldn’t urinate to provide a urine sample.
This Saturday, UFC 278 will be held at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City. Following preliminary rounds on ABC/ESPN and early rounds on ESPN+, the main card will be shown on pay-per-view.