Oh man, that avi/gif is killing me.
My plan was to hunt the Ngannou/JDS fight for a new gif but this happened,http://mmajunkie.com/2017/08/junior-dos-santos-rep-team-wants-2-supplements-tested-for-source-of-hydrochlorothiazide?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=599bcf6a04d3016f2e7be0c6&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook
“The level of hydrochlorothiazide listed on his USADA result was ‘low.’ Additionally, the specific gravity reading of Junior’s urine sample was 1.025, indicating that the sample was not diluted. We understand the concentrated urine sample to mean that the low level of hydrochlorothiazide in Junior’s system had no diuretic effect on his sample.
We are learning about some recent anti-doping cases where low levels of hydrochlorothiazide have been the result of supplement contamination, and even contaminated ground water. A 2016 study published by the National Institute of Health found that over-the-counter NSAIDs left hydrochlorothiazide traces.
Our goal now is simply to determine the unintended source of the hydrochlorothiazide. To that end, we have identified two nutritional supplements that Junior recently began using – neither of which show hydrochlorothiazide anywhere on their respective labels or ingredient lists – and are working with USADA to test both. Hopefully that gets us answers.
All drug tests that Junior has taken – both prior to and post implementation of the USADA program – have been negative, including blood and urine samples he provided on July 10 of this year. He prides himself on being a clean athlete, and looks forward to resolving this matter.
This JDS story is bizarre. I remember reading after Mir's failed test that there are legitimately countries where you're not supposed to eat the meat because you could fail an USADA test but even ground water could spark a fail now? These dudes have so many ways to get screwed if that's the case. I'm just beyond disappointed the Ngannou is losing this big opportunity to jump in the title discussion and the fight I was most amped for on the PPV is gone...Canada got hosed on this one while their boy is fighting in NYC not too long after.