Mahachev’s manager, Abdel-Aziz, promised to prove his innocence and disgrace everyone.
MOSCOW, February 17 – RIA Novosti. Ali Abdelaziz, the manager of Russian UFC champion Islam Makhachev, said that the athlete will prove his innocence next week.
On Sunday, Makhachev defeated Volkanovski in a tournament in Perth to defend the UFC lightweight title for the first time. After the fight, the Australian featherweight title suggested that Makhachev may have used rehydration drops, which are prohibited by anti-doping rules, as they could help cover up his illicit drug use. Later, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said it would check information about a possible rule violation.
Makhachev is 31 years old, he has 24 wins and one loss in MMA. The Russian won 12 victories in a row. Volkanovski, 34, has 25 wins and two losses.
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