Paulo Miyao Stripped Of 2016 World Title For Failing Drug Test

Paulo Miyao USADA IBJJF

Multiple-time Pan-Am Champion and one half of the world famous Miyao brothers, Paulo Miyao, announced he will face a two-year “punishment” for failing an anti-doping test made during the 2016 IBJJF World Championships.

“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”

In an emotional Instagram post, Paulo apologized to those who accompanied and supported him, and promised to take “full responsibility, without excuses” for what he did.

You can read Paulo’s Instagram post below (in Portuguese):

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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6 COMMENTS

  1. “I take full responsibility”
    How? You can’t give walkovers to anyone anymore. You’ve cheated and ruined a competition for whole bracketfull of competitors.

    “Living in the past paralyzes the present and ruins the future.”
    True. But doping has a magic that ruins even the past.

    I’m so sorry for reading this. I was a fan.

    I’m so sorry for all the people you fought with and who won you at the worlds but lost to your doping and did not move up the bracket like they should have.

  2. ‘m torn on this one. I’m fine with anyone I compete against using whatever drug they want. I think if they are so mentally weak that they think they need drugs it will be easy to break them. However I understand there are other people competing and I dont get to make that decision for them.

  3. People should stop acting as if the guys who get caught are the only ones using. Wake the **** up already. It’s 2017. Tons of guys (and some girls) are using, and they have been for a long time now. At every level, and especially at the very top. Nobody actually wants to watch a 100% drug free field of competition either. Stop lying to yourselves. You wanna see guys and girls doing the most incredible **** possible, and PED’s will always be part of that equation in sports based off of sheer physicality. Tons of other competitors from this same event are seeing this news and thinking “thank God I stopped taking Substance X a week earlier than usual”…..they’re just as guilty, they just so happen to have lucked out and had the stuff they were taking clear their system in time to beat the test.

  4. Screw all these cheating scumbags like Miyao (and i am sure his twin brother) … I knew he failed for months (suspected for years)…bjj lifestyle my ***… thank you USADA for exposing these frauds. OSS

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