Conor McGregor has faced fresh allegations of steroid use from Nate Diaz’s training partner, and champion kick boxer Joe Schilling.
The rumours were thought to have been quashed by the results of drug testing at UFC 196 clearing McGregor’s name, but Diaz’s camp remain suspicious.
Speaking to mmaUNDERGROUND, Schilling suggested the rematch bewteen Diaz and McGregor is at 170lbs due to alleged steroid use.
As reported by Fox Sports, Schilling said:
If we’re going to talk about weight-gains and why he would want to stay at that weight class I don’t think it’s going to be that different when Nate talks about how you’re on steroids.
Now, you can’t get back down to that weight class, you’re stuck at that weight division because you got on steroids, but we’ll wait for Nate to say that, not me.
It was also reported by Fox that Conor McGregor was present at SBG teammate Charlie Ward’s Total Extreme Fighting bout on Saturday Night.
Ward fought Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho, who tragically died two days after the fight following emergency brain surgery.
McGregor took to Facebook to post a tribute to Carvalho.
Carvalho was rushed to hospital after reporting a headache post fight, but despite surgical intervention passed away on Monday.
His death sent shockwaves through the world of combat sports and serves as a reminder that fighter safety should always remain a priority.
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