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Kennedy: “USADA Guy Watched Me Take a Shower”

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UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy recently appeared on the BMF Ranch podcast and discussed the thoroughness of USADA testing.

“You see guys that go train in Thailand for six weeks or they pack their bags for six weeks and go and work on kickboxing with the Dutch guys, and then they look like different people when they come back,” said Kennedy, as transcribed by Jim Edwards for FloCombat. “Guys are still getting through the system.

“I think it’s kind of weird and intrusive, but I love USADA. I love that they can just come and do it anytime. I think they gotta remember that they are coming into our home. I’m not sure people understand how intrusive it is.”

“Last time I got tested, like a week ago, this guy came into my house and I’d just came back from a workout. He was like, ‘We can’t take blood for an hour,’ and I was like, ‘Well, I just got done with a workout. Can I take a shower?’ He said he had to visually keep his eyes on me the whole time so I was like, ‘Well, I’m taking a shower,’ I walked into my bathroom, took my clothes off and he walked into the bathroom with me and watched me shower.

“He was like, ‘Are you serious?’ So I said, ‘Shall I rinse again? Shall I use more soap? Are my balls clean?’ He 100 percent watched me. I’m not going to sit there dirty after practice.”

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