Why was the NSAC testing for a drug they weren't going to regulate? Apparently an "administrative oversight." The story of Jon Jones' failed drug test in the lead up to UFC 182, has taken another strange twist. As already noted, the NSAC and the UFC are reluctant to punish Jones for testing positive for cocaine metabolites. One of the reasons on the NSAC's end may be that they were not actually supposed to be testing for them at the time. MMAFighting reports that the NSAC is calling the tests th read news >>
Several questions still remain surrounding the news that Jon Jones tested positive for benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite in cocaine, on Dec. 4, 30 days before his UFC 182 light-heavyweight title fight against Daniel Cormier in Las Vegas. One of the questions that has been asked is: When did Jones and his team find out about the failed drug test? According to sources close to the situation, Jones was not notified by the Nevada Athletic Commission of the failed drug test before the fight. Sourc read news >>
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When it comes to the regulatory duties of state athletic commissions, trust is a tricky thing.
MMAjunkie.com medical columnist Dr. Johnny Benjamin has been one of the more vocal critics when it comes to what the commissions could be doing better, especially in relation to performance-enhancing drugs.
In the latest installment of "Ask the Fight Doc," Dr. Benjamin explains why improvement isn't always an easy thing, especially when so many conflicts are often built into the process.
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