McGregor using illegal IV bags – Mayweather

August 25, 2017
Mayweather has accused his rival of using a drip to help his training
Mayweather has accused his rival of using a drip to help his training

Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather has accused Conor McGregor of using banned intravenous therapy to help keep him hydrated as he trains for their Las Vegas super-fight but UFC mogul, Dana White, has rubbished those cMayweather’s claim.     

Dana White has played a big role in promoting Mayweather vs McGregor

Dana White has played a big role in promoting Mayweather vs McGregor

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are gearing up for their Las Vegas showdown

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather are gearing up for their Las Vegas showdown

The re-hydration method is banned by anti-doping guidelines even if the fluids and medications they contain are not.

Referencing a “strong source”, Mayeather told MMA Fighting: “From what I was told, I do my homework, I’ve been hearing a lot about him getting IV bags.

“I don’t know if it’s true, I’m just saying rumours saying he got seven IV bags. In the Nevada Commission , that’s illegal.”

But speaking to TMZ Sports, UFC chief White insisted there was “nothing true about Mayweather’s claims”.

Mayweather was himself accused of using IV bags in the build-up to his showdown with Manny Pacquiao.

He was granted an exemption from the US Anti-Doping Agency three weeks after his points victory.

Conor MCGregor has been training hard for his clash with Mayweather

Conor McGregor has been training hard for his clash with Mayweather

But the Nevada State Athletic Commission said the body did not have the right to permit its use.

A USADA statement confirmed that Mayweather had informed them of his intention to use the infusion before he took it.

The American insists his showdown with McGregor will surpass revenues from the Pacquiao fight – even if the T-Moble Arena is not full.

Banned IV drips can be used to help re-hydrate but White dismissed the accusations

Banned IV drips can be used to help re-hydrate but White dismissed the accusations

Floyd Mayweather was granted a TUE to use an IV before his Manny Pacquiao fight

Floyd Mayweather was granted a TUE to use an IV before his Manny Pacquiao fight

Conor McGregor stars in Beats advert that charts his rise from streets of Dublin to mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather

He said: “For those who were talking about me and Conor McGregor doing numbers — we broke the Pacquiao numbers.

“Me and Pacquiao done $72 million I think me and McGregor are now over $72 million.

“Even if it’s not sold out, we broke the record.”

SOURCE: thesun.co.uk


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