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Paulo Miyao addresses USADA ban rumours

Over the last few weeks, the BJJ community has been rife with rumors about Paulo Miyao about a recent USADA ban from competing. In order to silence the rumor mill, Paulo went to Instagram last night to address his followers and fans.

“I would like to apologize to all who accompany me and support me, as many know I ended up failing in the USADA anti-doping test made during the 2016 World Championship, I take full responsibility, without excuses. I am sorry to my training partners and my teachers and secondly, for my opponents with whom I fought in this Worlds. My punishment will be two years. My heartfelt apologies to everyone. “Living in the past paralyzes the present and ruins the future”

A full statement from USADA has yet to be released.

Gostaria de pedir desculpas a todos que me acompanham e me apoiam, como muitos sabem acabei falhando no teste antidoping da USADA feito durante o Mundial de 2016, assumo toda a responsabilidade, sem desculpas. Lamento o fato ocorrido principalmente, primeiro, pelos meus parceiros de treino e meus professores, e, segundo, pelos meus adversários com quem lutei neste Mundial. Minha punição será de dois anos. Meus sinceros pedidos de desculpas a todos. “Viver no passado paralisa o presente e arruina o futuro” || I would like to apologize to all who accompany me and support me, as many know I ended up failing in the USADA anti-doping test made during the 2016 World Championship, I take full responsibility, without excuses. I am sorry to my training partners and my teachers and secondly, for my opponents with whom I fought in this Worlds. My punishment will be two years. My heartfelt apologies to everyone. “Living in the past paralyzes the present and ruins the future”

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