UFC featherweight Dan Ige says bizarre circumstances caused him to supply blood to a completely stranger on Thursday morning.
As an active UFC athlete, Ige, 27, is subject to random drug use throughout the year. Testing program managed by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). According to Ige, a blood collector visited his apartment in Las Vegas and asked for a blood test on Thursday.
After the collection process, the collector revealed that it was not from the USADA.
"I was half asleep and just went through," Ige told ESPN. "She took my blood and after she said," What's your name? "I told her my name and she says, 'Oh, you're not John?' I'm like, 'What the hell? No, I'm not John. "
" The crazy thing was that she walked out of my house with my blood. At that time, I was not thinking. I was just like & # 39; you're not here for me, get out of my house. & # 39; My main thing now is, I want to get my blood back or get proof that it has been destroyed. I do not want my blood just floating out there.
Ige said he has since identified a "John" in his neighborhood who lives one street further.John confirmed to Ige that he would submit blood work to a doctor's private lab on Thursday, and the collector actually visited him after theirs Mistakes.
Ige said he was in contact with the lab, but the status of his blood sample is unclear, and he said the UFC advised him to file a police report.
"It's crazy," he said Ige. "Who comes to my door at 6am and wants blood or urine?" I did not think about it, I do not want to get anyone in trouble, but this is for my peace of mind, I do not want to have a clone out there or anywhere a crime scene. "