Jeff Novitsky has responded to Conor McGregor's unusual request from USADA.
McGregor had been querying receiving a "50 clean tests completed jacket" but didn't seem to have the best intentions for the jacket should he get one. Novitsky, who is the VP of Athletic Health and Performance, is most known for his role in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal and got dragged into a Twitter beef with "The Notorious" and Nate Diaz. The former lightweight champion was teasing Diaz for his failed USADA test that was since explained as a tainted supplement.
Hey Conor. I answered every question thrown my way on this at presser back in ‘19. Here’s the link if you missed it. You have my number, and know I’m ALWAYS available to discuss one on one. Respect. https://t.co/joOD3lQiCb— Jeff Novitzky (@JeffNovitzkyUFC) April 19, 2021
Due to mainly the Jon Jones picogram saga, USADA has updated their policy to not reveal any fighters who get flagged after taking a test. They will then announce after due diligence whether the fighter has tested positive or whether the science has backed up the fighter.