“Keep my name out of your f***ing mouth. Prick.”

Conor McGregor BLASTS Anthony Smith Over Steroids Accusations, USADA Responds

Anthony “Lionheart” Smith thinks McGregor is juicing - but the “Notorious” fires back in expletive-laced Twitter rant!

By Timothy James | November 26, 2022

Conor McGregor had a few things to say after Anthony Smith accused the “Notorious” of pulling out of USADA so he could use steroids … and none of them were flattering.

“This rat spoke to [Chris Weidman] who’d the same horrific injury and is having severe complications still, is bothered that I was able to heal/return to a normal way of life,” McGregor stated in the first of a series of fiery tweets. “He, like many other rats in my game, would be happier if I wasn’t able to play with my children the same again.”

McGregor’s ire escalated from there…cutting into Smith personally for his remarks claiming that Conor left the USADA pool for the sole intent of juicing. “The audacity of this loser! @lionheartsmith you’re a loser. The % of the bones joining back after a break like this is so low,” Conor stated. “You think I give a f**k about anything else. I am the most tested fighter all time in combat sport. I give everything to this game. You - nothing!”

The personal attacks against Smith didn’t stop at name-calling. “I thought you broke your leg yourself in your last fight lol you little dope. You embarrassment of a man! Keep my name out of your f****ing mouth. Prick.”

McGregor cast doubts over the severity of Smith’s leg injury in his last bout - suffering a broken ankle in his TKO loss against Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 277. “Hahahaah walk it off you little tick. Broken leg my bollox. Embarrassing!” McGregor tweeted.

So what exactly did Smith say to draw the ire of the angry Irishman?

During an appearance on Michael Bisping’s Believe You Me podcast, Smith claimed McGregor being out of the USADA testing pool could only mean one thing.

“It bothers the f**k out of me … he pulled himself out of the USADA pool. There’s only one reason you would do that,” Smith said. “He’s looking jacked as s**t. You keep seeing videos of him flexing in front of mirrors and screaming … he healed really fast. Like, really fast. [Chris] Weidman still hasn’t. I talked to Weidman today, he’s still having struggles.”

When the series of clapbacks at Smith ended, McGregor gave an interesting insight into his healing process - with many fans speculating that Conor was somehow implying that he used steroids medically to heal his devastating leg injury.

Regardless of fan speculation, USADA released a statement regarding McGregor’s situation.

“Once UFC athletes are enrolled in the testing program, they are subject to testing - even when not competing - unless they notify the UFC of their retirement, their contract is terminated, or they are otherwise removed from the program. In the event of an athlete’s return to the UFC, they are required to remain in the USADA testing pool for six months before they are permitted to compete,” stated a USADA spokesperson in response to an inquiry from Aaron Bronsteter. “Similar to World Anti-Doping Agency rules, the UFC may grant an exemption to the six-month written notice rule in exceptional circumstances or where the strict application of that rule would be manifestly unfair to the athlete, but in both cases under the UFC rules, the athlete must provide at least two negative samples before returning to competition. We do not comment on the testing pool status of any particular athlete.”

It seems Conor is confident he’ll qualify for the exemption, tweeting last Wednesday that he aspires to clear two USADA tests in February - and then immediately book a fight.

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