Mica Galvao was recently handed a suspension from IBJJF competition due to the results of a PEDs test, and famous Brazilian Doctor Paulo Muzy has weighed in to give his expert opinion on the subject. It shocked the BJJ community when the news emerged, not least of all because Galvao was subsequently stripped of his IBJJF world championship gold medal. Mica Galvao went through a lengthy arbitration process and at the end of it his suspension was reduced to just one year instead of the normal three-year or more periods that come with a failed PEDs test.
This is something that rarely happens when it comes to testing in the IBJJF, as can be seen by the recent suspensions that were handed out after the 2022 IBJJF no gi world championship. Regardless, there were obviously going to be doubters when the results of Galvao’s arbitration process came in. Now Paulo Muzy has weighed in on test results that Mica Galvao and his father Melqui were able to provide, giving his opinion as an experienced Doctor and one of the top authorities on the subject.
The video footage of Paulo Muzy giving his expert opinion on Mica Galvao and his test results was uploaded to the official Instagram account of Melqui Galvao. The accompanying statement that Galvao gave was in Portuguese and the translation can be found below:
“Last week the world was surprised by the news of Mica’s punishment. WADA deemed him INNOCENT about using clomiphene as an ATTEMPT to MASK anabolic agents. Yes innocent in that sense, GUILTY for NOT FOLLOWING PROTOCOL that required him to inform what he was taking. Exam fraud and he would have gotten a 4 year sentence until ban from the sport. I spent 8 months fighting the system to figure this out. That they were just applying us an educational concealer and that they understood everything that happened. I didn’t want to accept the punishment in ANY WAY because I know exactly what we did. What we did was work harder than any human being has ever worked pushing his body to the limit. Anyone who trained with me until 2021 knows what the system was like. I did what I was trained to do in the ten years of serving in the special forces. I applied what I knew and through that extreme effort we got several results. I only went to realize what I was doing in 2021 when Diogo and Mica pointed out several shortcomings in their exams. From then on I’ve been changing and a lot my system trying to do my best but not in such a rush, not putting the boys health at risk.”
“USADA has the latest in laboratories and would easily identify any attempted fraud. We are looking for one of the BIGGEST AUTHORITIES in OUR COUNTRY in the subject Dr. Paulo Muzy so that he could see Mica’s exams for two years and he explained scientifically why Mica had such a low testosterone. We were accused of cheating and I say if I overwork, work on Sundays, on holidays is crime we are guilty. Tomorrow I’ll post the video where the Dr explains in detail what happened in Mica’s exams and why USADA was sure that clomiphene was not used to mask anything but as a treatment. Whether what I did to my son and students was right or wrong, I don’t know I already apologized to them. I just know that we’ve had results that no one has ever had that made the history of this sport and that Mica has won several world champions being bad. Now he’s healed and I can’t wait.”
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