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The UFC is ready to move to a more serious random blood and urine testing program. That's a great thing for sport and maybe a little bit of a bad thing for the spectacle that makes MMA so special. In an era where other sports leagues have been dedicated to putting on at least the appearance of a "serious face" in respect to performance enhancing drugs, the UFC has been content to pass the buck. The UFC's public stance has been a mix of claiming that the promotion was "cleaned up of PEDs" and tha read news >>

  • 5 days ago
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According to reports, the Holy Grail may be at hand. The UFC announced, via ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, on Wednesday that it will ramp up its drug testing efforts during the coming months, instituting random, year-round blood and urine screening for a percentage of its nearly 500 contracted fighters. UFC vice president of regulatory affairs Marc Ratner told Okamoto he’s hopeful the new testing program will be in place by the end of 2014. In the meantime, Ratner said the fight company will meet with “f read news >>

  • 4 days ago
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I guess Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) does care about the drug problem, after all. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is continuing its assault on the performance-enhancing drug (PED) problem that has plagued the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) over the last couple of years, and forced some fighters to call it a career, by taking matters into its own hands. According to Marc Ratner, vice president of regulatory affairs, UFC officials are currently meeting with several agencies to see read news >>

  • 5 days ago
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The UFC seeks to randomly drug test a certain percentage of its fighters under contract by the end of the year, according to an official, and could start within the next three or four months.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 5 days ago
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In the wake of high-profile drug test failures and mounting pressure to lead change, UFC officials announced Wednesday they will enhance their out-of-competition drug testing efforts. New policies and procedures could be in place later this year. The report comes courtesy of ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto. The UFC is currently soliciting proposals from independent agencies that could contract with the UFC to conduct the actual testing. "Unannounced blood and urine [testing] is going to happen, hopeful read news >>

  • 5 days ago
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He's not out of the woods just yet. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight/light heavyweight attraction Wanderlei Silva no-showed the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) hearing (for this) earlier this month in Las Vegas, after sending his lawyer to file a motion to dismiss any and all disciplinary action against him. The commissioners agreed to delay the discussion and a new date will be revealed pending their decision (details here). Silva's attorney, Ross Goodman, argues that r read news >>

  • 5 days ago
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The UFC says that they will be changing their drug testing program to unannounced, year round blood and urine testing. This would represent a significant shift in philosophy for the promotion. The UFC has long defended criticisms of performance enhancing drug use in the sport by pointing out that drug testing is (mostly) handled by commissions, or "these guys are tested by the government." The fact that the standard commission tests have mostly consisted of pre and post fight urine tests, easy t read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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Brian Ortega has apologized for a failed drug test that cost him his UFC-debut win at July’s UFC on FOX 12 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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Two strikes and Robert Drysdale is out. A decorated jiu-jitsu wizard, Drysdale was released from the UFC after a positive drug test result following his first-round submission victory over Keith Berish at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale on July 6, UFC president Dana White announced today in a post-fight media scrum in Macau, China. Drysdale had his UFC debut delayed earlier this year after he was denied a license by the Nevada Athletic Commission after testing positive for an elevated testosteron read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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Brian Ortega took to Instagram on Saturday to apologize for his failed drug test following UFC on Fox 12 in San Jose, Calif., on July 26. read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Former longtime UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre says fight fans shouldn't expect him to strap on the gloves again unless the world's premiere mixed martial arts organization institutes independent drug testing. Rush vacated UFC gold, which he won back in April 2008, last December. He was only a few weeks removed from a razor-thin split-decision win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November. Now, in an e-mail interview with Bloody Elbow, the French-Canadian superstar has revealed th read news >>

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