Irish fighter of the mixed style (MMA) fighter Conor McGregor reacted to the possible participation of athletes from Russia on the upcoming tournament of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) in Abu Dhabi. Irish noted the comment on Twitter.
“Team “Meldonium”: three of this list have already caught thepresence. Islam, Zubair and Mairbek. Dirty stinky rats,” wrote 30-year-old Irishman in the comments to the post in Twitter account MMA Dagestan, where he transferred to fighters who can take part in the UFC 242. Among them the reigning champion of the UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov, Islam Makhachev, zubayra tukhugov, Abubakar Nurmagomedov, Mairbek taysumov and Selim Imadaev. The Irishman later deleted the post.
On 30 April, the father and coach Nurmagomedov abdulmanap Nurmagomedov confirmed the participation of the fighter in the tournament in the United Arab Emirates. For the 30-year-old Russian’s first fight since October of 2018, when he defended the title, beating McGregor in the fourth round.
12 April it became known that Taisumov took a six-month disqualification from anti-Doping Agency of the USA (USADA). In the urine samples from September 2018 (after UFC in Moscow) had traces of a prohibited drug. De facto Taisumov by April 2019 has already served a sentence.
In 2016 Makhachev, was dismissed from the fight on the UFC in Florida due to positive samples for Meldonium. In the same year, the suspensions have been received and Tuhugov.
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