Monday 20th September 2021

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is suing the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, claiming he suffered an injury “while providing the agency a urine sample immediately before a fight against Nate Diaz in August 2019.” Pettis lacerated his right hand “while screwing on the top of a glass collection bottle” after supplying USADA with the requested urine sample. 

“We are absolutely filing a lawsuit,” said Abe Kawa, Pettis’ manager, adding “We’ll be naming USADA, the UFC and the manufacturer of the bottle that Anthony cut himself on.”

The 32-year-old Pettis lost to Diaz by unanimous decision in UFC 241, and hasn’t fought since. Pettis (22-9) is set to fight Carlos Diego Ferreira (16-2) in UFC 246’s lightweight card on Saturday at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. 

Pettis to sue anti-doping agency after test injury


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