- 5 months ago
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The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association responds to comments from UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta casting doubt on the possible role of third-party drug testing in MMA. Georges St. Pierre's departure from the UFC has renewed interest in drug testing in the UFC and the ineffectual current standards for the sport. St. Pierre's attempt to work with third-party testing program VADA for his bout with Jonny Hendricks was seemingly undercut by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and the UFC. While St. Pie read news >>
- 10 months ago
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When Johny Hendricks enters the Octagon on Saturday, Nov. 16, he'll finally get a chance to use the power in his left hand earn a UFC title. read news >>
Four days after a report detailing a split between Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks on drug testing for UFC 167, reps for the welterweight champ said their questions about a Nevada State Athletic Commission-approved and enhanced drug testing program were to eliminate any doubts he is a clean fighter. read news >>
BOSTON – Maybe Dana White isn't used to fighters volunteering to foot the bill for things. But he knows one thing when it comes to Georges St-Pierre's insistence on being tested by VADA: "It's a little weird." read news >>
Rory MacDonald is participating in additional drug testing ahead of his fight against BJ Penn at UFC on Fox 5, and admits it can be annoying but he's dealing with it. read news >>
As one of the guinea pigs for expanded and third-party drug testing in MMA, Rory MacDonald admits the process is a bit annoying.
But, he said, it's doable.
MacDonald, of course, agreed to undergo Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) testing with opponent B.J. Penn, whom he meets next month in a featured welterweight bout at UFC on FOX 5.
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World Series of Fighting welterweight Gerald Harris recently announced that he has requested the Nevada Athletic Commission test both him and his opponent at the WSOF’s debut event on Nov. 3. read news >>
What's to be said for the Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen title fight? Does "The Ultimate Fighter" have any life left? Where does Dan Henderson go from here? How will we someday look back at TRT in MMA?
In our latest installment of Twitter Mailbag, MMAjunkie.com's Ben Fowlkes answers those questions and many more, including VADA's standing in the sport.
Check out all the questions below, and submit your own at @BenFowlkesMMA.
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Shane Carwin manager's, Jason Genet, said the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency defamed his fighter and doesn't have the credibility to act as a third-party testing body for his upcoming fight with Roy Nelson.
"There's a conflict when VADA takes the position that they're anti-Shane, but they want to invite him in for an independent test," he told MMAjunkie.com. "On what basis does it make their test valid?"
Nelson's rep, Mike Kogan, this past week emailed Genet, Carwin and media members sta read news >>
VADA (Volunteer Anti-Doping Agency) has offered to test Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin ahead of their fight at the TUF 16 finale, but at least one of the coaches says this is news to them read news >>
- 2 years ago
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UFC president Dana White said he won't stand in the way of B.J. Penn and Rory MacDonald's enrollment with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA).
Despite the fact that a positive pre-event drug test could cast a cloud over their fight at UFC 152, White said the decision was "their business."
"B.J. wants to go drug test every friggin' two days, good for him," White on Thursday told MMAjunkie.com. "Knock yourself out."
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