Conor McGregor is just over a week away from potentially the biggest combat sports fight in history.
However he will have to contend with an allegation thrown at him from Nate Diaz’s boxing coach, Richard Perez.
Perez alleges that McGregor used some sort of substance when he faced Diaz. He also doesn’t give McGregor any chance against Mayweather.
Perez said the following on BJ Penn Radio:
“No, he doesn’t have a punchers chance, and he gasses out. I don’t care how hard he trains. They’ve got to watch out for him, because he’s probably going to take the substance that he did when he [fought] with Nathan, that woke him up. I know they’re taking tests, but they’ve got to be careful with that because he will do it. There’s no way he’s going to do this without taking any substances, and be strong in boxing, because boxing is a lot of stamina.”
“When you think about it, a guy at 145 moving up to 170 the first time, he bulked up in muscle, that’s not going to happen. You’re going to have some fat in you cause you’re short. You’re not going to be all muscle like that. I even said, when Nathan first fought him, when they called him, I said, ‘look, he’s got to be on some kind of steroids or substance.’”
“And when Nathan asked, he got really upset about it. If it had been me, I would have been laughing about it. I would have been like ‘yeah steroids, yeah, yeah,’ but he was really mad, he was angry. So that speaks for itself right there. Mayweather and them really need to have that guy checked.”
“After the last fight, I read it, it’s not steroids, it’s something that bulks you up, I forget what it’s called. It’s illegal, still you can’t use it in the UFC, even in boxing you can’t use it. So I guess now that’s why they’re both being tested every week. I’m not sure how true that is.”
“Oh yeah, they even said it to me afterwards, it was awhile after the fight, that they did find him taking some substance. But they didn’t do anything to him. It was after the fight, probably a couple months after the fight, they brought it up about him. The last fight, it was the last fight that Nathan fought him.”
McGregor has always spoken out strongly against drug cheats within MMA so these allegations would appear to be a bit outlandish.