The UFC and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) have been partnering together for years now to help clean the sport of MMA from the usage of illegal substances.
However, if there is one person who seemingly doesn’t like USADA, it would be fighter manager Ali Abdelaziz.
Abdelaziz, in a recent tweet, would advise fighters to not speak to USADA officials if contacted by them:
If you are an UFC fighter out there and USADA tried to call you and tried to talk to you directly , Never do that because their job is to get suspensions , it’s them or us— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) December 3, 2019
There are a lot of fighters in the UFC are represented by Abdelaziz, including UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC Flyweight & UFC Bantamweight Champion Henry Cejudo, UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman and a host of others.
About a day after the first tweet was sent out, another would be sent out by Abdelaziz, clarifying his stance on USADA:
USADA is very important part of this sport to keep all these cheating people out of this sport , sometime I disagree on some things but we need them to keep this sport clean .— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) December 4, 2019
No comment has been made at this time by either USADA or the UFC on the comments made by Abdelaziz.