The UFC has threatened legal action against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) following a statement by USADA announcing the end of their partnership. The UFC claims defamation by USADA and has demanded a retraction and apology. USADA maintains that Conor McGregor, a UFC star, should spend six months in the drug-testing pool before competing again in the UFC.
The UFC can grant exceptions to this rule. USADA says the UFC’s stance on McGregor made the relationship “untenable.” UFC will now use Drug Free Sport for collecting drug-test samples and have an independent administrator for their anti-doping program.
Source: ABC News