In lieu of the "partial" Russian ban from the Olympics,i got to thinking about the Russian fighters.Pretty sad really ,the IOC used the phrase "clean athletes are still allowed to compete".Well LMAO that is such a joke,ALL the Russian athletes were testing clean,the whole premise of the ban was because NONE of the testing can be trusted.Now they have these so called STRICT measures that these Russian athletes can partake.
There is nobody and i mean NOBODY walking into Russia and wanting to test athletes that is going to elude Putin and his corrupt regime.
So i have to wonder what others think happens when USADA goes to test the Russian fighters?
Similar to the Aldo case,i highly doubt USADA is free to enter,i am certain they have to ask permission which ends up delaying any testing of the fighters.
Then i have to wonder how afraid a USADA rep is to walk into Russia knowing that Putin and his cohorts are behind cheating,basically knowing they are going in to undermine Putin himself.
I get a distinct feeling that just like Brasil,we cannot trust a single athlete from Russia,the entire premise of cheating brings about millions of dollars to various athletes and their teams.If an athlete is successful he can make way more in sponsors than the actual sport pays them,so cheating has a lot of advantages in the long term.
BTW I am still bitter the UFC hired that known Russian criminal that was a bodyguard for Putin's regime of Oil and Aluminum magnets that are as corrupt as they come.I still remember Dana going all tirade on some fighter a few years back because he mentioned something about women,yet here they are condoning known criminals,two faced standards.