Islam Makhachev risks facing 2 year suspension if he tests for IV infusion

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UFC lightweight champion Islam Makhachev

Islam Makhachev, the current UFC lightweight champion, is facing allegations of cheating after his successful title defense against Alexander Volkanovski. The claims suggest that Makhachev may have used underhanded tactics before the fight, which could undermine his victory and tarnish his reputation as a champion.

At the recent UFC 284 event held in Perth, Australia, Islam Makhachev, who has trained with Khabib Nurmagomedov for a long time, won a closely contested decision over Alexander Volkanovski. Despite his win, there has been some controversy surrounding the result.

Dan Hooker, a prominent UFC fighter, recently made allegations on social media that Makhachev may have used illegal intravenous (IV) therapy to rehydrate prior to his first title defense. Hooker's allegations, if proven to be true, could result in serious consequences for Makhachev, including the possibility of sanctions and a two-year suspension.

Dan Hooker accuses 'cheating dog' Islam Makhachev of using IV to rehydrate after #UFC284 weigh-ins…

The use of IV therapy to rehydrate is prohibited in many sports, including the UFC, due to concerns about the safety and fairness of the practice.

The UFC's anti-doping program, which is managed by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), has strict rules in place to prevent the use of banned substances by fighters. As per these rules, any fighter who violates the ban on prohibited substances may be subject to a significant suspension of up to two years.

Islam Makhachev's camp refutes Dan Hooker's allegations of IV use before title defense

Islam Makhachev's team has denied Dan Hooker's recent allegations that Makhachev used an IV drip to rehydrate after the weigh-in for his UFC 284 main event against Alexander Volkanovski.

The denial suggests that Makhachev did not violate any anti-doping rules and did not gain an unfair advantage over his opponent. Despite the controversy surrounding the fight, Makhachev's team maintains that he competed fairly and within the rules of the sport.

Mandatory blood test by AUS commission, Wednesday morning right before media and photo shoot. Ask hooker find the nurse with commission, she can confirm…

Dan Hooker has made serious accusations against Islam Makhachev, claiming that the UFC lightweight champion used an illegal method of replenishment after weigh-ins by receiving IV therapy.

This practice is prohibited by the rules set forth by USADA, which is responsible for drug testing in the UFC. The use of IV therapy to replenish is considered a form of doping, as it can mask the presence of prohibited substances and give fighters an unfair advantage.

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