Alexander Gustafsson was randomly tested for performance-enhancing drugs by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Monday. He’ll face Anthony Johnson January 24 at UFC on FOX 14 in Stockholm, Sweden.
“This is the way it’s done in Sweden,” Gustafsson posted on his official Facebook page. “No matter where you are, you are under control which I really appreciate. I want my sport to be clean so everyone compete under the same terms.”
Now, Gustafsson is asking that his opponent also be tested.
“Therefore, I would like to request that the same tests applies to my competitor Rumble Johnson,” he said. “I want us both to show the world that we are clean top athletes competing in the UFC on equal terms.”
Johnson accepted the challenge, replying directly to Gustafsson on the social media site.
“Sounds good to me,” he wrote. “I agree with you. This sport should be clean and we should fight with skill and heart!
“Send them my way I’ll be more than happy to take any test.”
The winner of Gustafsson-Johnson is expected to challenge for the UFC light heavyweight title vs. Jon Jones later this year. Jones recently defeated Daniel Cormier, and has also been randomly drug test before previous championship fights.