USADA are taking the piss (literally and figuratively) testing UFC star Claudia Gadelha
We sincerely doubt any athlete on the UFC roster has been tested as many times this week as Claudia Gadelha.
The number-one women's strawweight contender will get her highly anticipated rematch against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at the TUF 23 Finale on July 8.
Gadelha lost via contentious split decision to the current 115 lb champion, which also marked the Brazilian's first ever professional loss.
Circumstances are different this time around though. Firstly, it's a five-round main event, meaning the chances of a controversial decision are far less likely. Also, the beef between the two fighters has never been greater after they both coached opposite each other on the 23rd season of the Ultimate Fighter.
However, the main difference that Gadelha is feeling the full effects of at the minute is that USADA's partnership with the UFC is in full swing. Gadelha posted an update on her social media channels this week claiming that the testers had been around three times in the past five days to take samples.
— Claudia Gadelha (@ClaudiaGadelha_) May 12, 2016
While we're delighted to see that USADA are stepping up their game and committing to their belief in the element of surprise, three times in five days seems a little bit excessive.