“We’re still trying to do that. We’re making progress. But the way it’s been blown up has affected me so much. My innocence will be proven. It has to be.” The disgraced fighter also claimed that the traces found in the test were ‘tiny’, and speculated that the samples may well have been ‘contaminated’.
“Trace amounts were found. The tiniest of traces. The only thing I can think of is contamination,”he added. “I’ve not taken anything. I never have done, never would. It’s not what I stand for, it’s not what my team stands for. Why would I take the biggest fight of my life, sign up to VADA — voluntary anti-doping — and then take this substance? If you Google this substance, it stays in your system for months. Do I look like an idiot?”