UFC veteran Michel Prazeres sharply criticized USADA for giving him a four-year suspension, which initially led to his retirement.
Prazeres will not be able to compete before the summer of 2025 after having tested positive for “prohibited substances clomiphene and its metabolites (desethyl-clomiphene, clomiphene M1 and clomiphene M2), oxandrolone metabolites and exogenous administration of testosterone”.
The 40-year-old Brazilian has just suffered back-to-back defeats but should have resumed his activities this month, before this incident happened. In an interview with MMA Fighting, the veteran spoke candidly about what happened.
“I said [USADA] all. I said my wife and I were undergoing treatment to have another baby, ”Prazeres said. “It’s not a steroid, it’s a drug. They interrogated me, my wife and my doctor, they took all the receipts and medical records, the tests that I did, and these motherfuckers. still do that?
“USADA is a whore, it’s a wh * re,” Prazeres said. “They punish the person as they please. “
“I won money [in the UFC] but I prefer my peace, ”Prazeres said. “How am I not going to give my wife a child because of USADA and UFC?” Fuck them. My family comes first. [MMA] ends, but the family is forever.
“I didn’t give a fuck [about USADA], “he continued.” I can fight in Brazil, I can make money in Brazil. “
Quotes via MMA Fighting
As he noted in the last sentence, it looks like he will continue to compete – but not under the umbrella of the UFC.
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