Against the backdrop of allegations of anti-doping rule violations, current UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev has become the most tested fighter in the strongest league in the world this year.
According to the US Anti-Doping Agency, in a month and a half, the Russian met with USADA representatives eight times, ahead of all fighters in terms of the number of doping tests submitted.
At the same time, Alexander Volkanovski, who accused Makhachev of the prohibited use of droppers with saline, passed six doping tests, and Henry Cejudo and John Jones, who plan to resume their careers after long breaks, passed four tests each.
On February 11 at UFC 285 in Perth, Islam Makhachev successfully defended his championship belt by defeating Alex Volkanovski by unanimous decision, after which the Australian team accused the Russian of violating anti-doping rules.
The topic was closed by statements from the Australian Athletic Commission and the UFC, which officially announced that they had no claims against the Russian fighter.