Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has made his first public statement after being notified of a potential out of competition anti-doping failure.
Following a positive test for a substance called hydrochlorothiazide – a diuretic used as a masking agent – JDS took to twitter to express his belief that his supplements or medicals were contaminated.
Em português no post anterior a este. Boa noite pic.twitter.com/qz65E6nfXR
— Junior Dos Santos (@junior_cigano) August 20, 2017
“I’m not to here to give any explanation. Soon everything will be cleared to all of you and no doubts. Truth will prevail,” JDS told his fans on Twitter. “I just want to say this situation is very tough for me, my team and my family,
“I would never cheat. It goes against everything I stand for, I played a fair game. We will get to the bottom of this, figure out what happened, learn from it and move on.”
The Brazilian heavyweight is still planning to face Francis Ngannou after investigations are completed.
“I hope in the near future Francis Ngannou and me can face each other and give you guys the show you were expecting for. For now, thank you very much for your support, it means a lot to me and that’s why I’m here, good night,” ended JDS in his statement.
Dos Santos was removed from UFC 215 and the promotion still looking for a replacement for Ngannou.