The owner of Phuket Top Team tried to explain the situation with Cyborg’s anti-doping test.
Over on the UG forums of mixedmartialarts.com, the owner of Phuket Top Team made a long post detailing exactly what happened with Cris Cyborg and the authorities being called on the doping control officer there to collect her sample.
In the post, he states that his staff was made aware of two people who checked in and were “acting strange” in regards to Cris. At 6am they knocked on Cyborg’s hotel room, and the hotel staff notified Phuket Top Team’s staff.
“The hotel staff told my front desk that they heard the people requesting a urine sample.”
The owner goes on to say,
“In Thailand the only people who do this are police. Unable to contact Cris by phone My staff rang the local police to ask why they would send people to her residence”
The police sent a car to investigate the situation, and the testers apparently told the police they were there on vacation. After speaking to Cyborg and discovering the testers were actually there to collect her sample, the police allegedly detained them for not having the correct visa to carry that work out.
The owner of Phuket Top Team also alleges that one of the testers, who are apparently from Singapore, tried to bribe the Thai authorities,
“To further escalate the situation one of the testers attempted to offer money to the Thai police in exchange for them to be let go without incident.”
He also states that,
“Cris was uninvolved in the police and immigration issues other than providing answers to the police when questioned.”
When contacted for clarification on whether it was PTT staff or hotel staff who called the police, the PTT twitter account stated,
“In fact both did, we also wanted to know what was said from police in reply to it all. Hotel staff work with us as mentioned, we work together”
When asked, “In your post you said only police collect urine in Thailand, but didn’t you guys know Cris is under USADA & could be tested in Thailand?”
“I would have yes, but the Thai hotel staff no. They rang police asking why police were sent to there hotel.”
The entire post from the UG has been reproduced below.
“Fake news aside, here’s the first hand on the spot happenings of the situation.
As owner of Phuket Top Team I feel I should fill in some of the missing info. My Thai staff was made aware of several people believed to be “stalking” Cris cyborg, as they would not identify themselves.
We were told by our staff that 2 people checked into a hotel room next to cris and were acting strange by asking questions about them. Cyborg was placed in an exclusive location to provide her privacy while training at my gym.
Initially my staff thought the couple were just overly excited fans.
At 6am those people knocked on the door of the of Cris’s bungalow and the hotel staff notified my office of the disturbance.
The hotel staff told my front desk that they heard the people requesting a urine sample.
In Thailand the only people who do this are police. Unable to contact Cris by phone My staff rang the local police to ask why they would send people to her residence.
The police stated they had no knowledge of any officers at that hotel, and sent a patrol car to investingate.
It was after the police arrived that they discovered the pair was from Singapore.
Speaking directly to Cris they learned that the testers where checked into the hotel to do their job of collecting a urine sample for testing and not on vacation.
The police further investigated the situation to discover that neither employee had a valid work permit and when questioned both individuals from Singapore failed to mention they were part of any international testing agency, instead informing the officers on site they were only in Phuket for Vacation.
Allowing them to initially leave, the police later detained them upon reviewing paperwork completed during the testing. and later discovering that they were wearing uniforms and in the presence of work ID’s.
Cris cyborg complied with the entire process, giving her sample as she was unaware of the issues with them not having a valid work permit until the test was completed and the local authorities arrived to investigate the situation.
The issue for the police was two part.
First The Singaporean collectors made false statements denying they were here working and to collect urine samples. In Thailand the country is big on saving “face” and having two Singaporeans lie about their purpose on the island did not sit well with them.
Second since they were here working without a permit they did not provide the country with the proper taxes for conducting business in Thailand.
To further escalate the situation one of the testers attempted to offer money to the Thai police in exchange for them to be let go without incident.
Cris was uninvolved in the police and immigration issues other than providing answers to the police when questioned.
The entire process was started by the hotel staff notifying my front desk of a disturbance at our VIP guests residence and was further escalated by the false statements made to the police by the testing agency.”