Petr Yan had a surprise visitor in Phuket. USADA made the trip to Thailand in order to drug test the UFC interim bantamweight champion.
He posted a video of the drug testing process on his Twitter account:
— Petr “No Mercy” Yan (@PetrYanUFC) January 31, 2022
Yan was recently accused of being a PED user by Aljamain Sterling. Given that the Russian is getting regularly tested those accusations are clearly baseless.
Yan and Sterling are set to rematch in a bantamweight unification bout at UFC 273. The American holds the regular version of the belt while the Russian is the interim champion.
What we want to know is do the USADA drug testing team get to travel to all these exotic destinations or do USADA have local people that they use? If it’s the former then we definitely want to apply for a job with USADA.
Phuket here we go!