Conor McGregor Submits To A Drug Test While On Vacation Aboard A Yacht But He’s DEFINITELY Still Retired, Guys

Conor McGregor

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Submitting to a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test while on vacation is a totally normal thing for a retired athlete to do. Nothing weird about it. And Conor McGregor is 100% retired, so it’s not weird at all that he’d submit to a drug test, right?

Conor McGregor announced in June that he’d retired for the third time in his career. He previously announced his retirements in 2016 and 2019, then again this Summer. And like I said before, there’s nothing peculiar about submitting to random drug tests from the USADA despite the fact that you’ve told the public your career is done and there’s no logical reason for you to be tested. All normal stuff.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency flew overseas to test Conor who’s on vacation aboard a yacht in the Mediterranean Sea right now. That’s a long and expensive trip for a random drug test on an athlete who’s retired but all of this is just par for the course with retired athletes, nothing out of the ordinary. There’s no reason to focus on Conor’s tweet right after he shared a photograph of his piss test cup where he put Nate Diaz on blast.

That was followed by this jab at Nate Diaz:

Conor then tweeted a picture of his vitamin and protein-rich breakfast which is really the most abnormal thing he tweeted because it’s 100% not out of the ordinary to submit to a random piss test when you’re retired. Heck, I’m not even a pro athlete but I wouldn’t be shocked if the USADA showed up on my doorstep right now to piss test me. That’s just the way life is sometimes.

From the literal instant Conor McGregor “retired” for the third time there were news outlets trying to predict who he’d fight next. There isn’t a person in the MMA business who genuinely believes Conor’s fighting days are over. The only conceivable way I could see him hanging it up is if he sold off his whiskey brand for a billion dollars and that’s not happening anytime soon.

Conor’s pretty masterful at building hype and the hundreds of responses to his piss test tweet prove that:

The one thing that’s really gotten under my skin with this is how much money the USADA spent to travel to Europe and piss test Conor and flout the quarantine restrictions along the way. All I’ve wanted to do in the past nine months is get on a plane to Europe and chill out in Portugal for a few weeks but the international travel restrictions killed any hopes I had of a vacation this Summer whereas these USADA officials got PAID for this outrageous trip and they’re a 501(c)(3) company…

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