Is that a fact? We recently saw the random drug testing of the heavyweight headliners of UFC 146, shortly after the Tue. morning UFC 146 press conference. Among those to be tested was Alistair Overeem, Antonio Silva, Roy Nelson, Frank Mir, Cain Velasquez and champ Junior dos Santos.
No results have came back as of yet. Of that list only Antonio Silva has ever been suspended for steroid use, though many have assumed the use of PEDs by ‘The Reem’ for his huge ‘growth spurt’ during his transformation up to heavyweight.
During a recent MMAWeekly interview with Dana White, the UFC President had no trouble speculating that their organization is the toughest on performance enhancers, especially when compared to the top mainstream organizations in the U.S.
Test them every time they perform. Test them every time they run out onto the field. Randomly test guys every time they run out onto the field. NFL, NBA, Major league baseball, test them. I’d love to see that happen and see, you would have guys getting popped fucking left and right. Let me put it to you this way. We got 375 guys under contract. We are doing a zillion fights a year. Right? Were traveling all over the world, all these other things were doing. Now, you really think we can crack down and just fucking chase these guys around everywhere they live all over the world and just randomly test these guys all the time? On top of all the other things were doing? You have to really sit back and you have to think and you have to use a little bit of reality and a little bit of, come on. It’s unrealistic for me to chase these fucking guys all over the world and test them for marijuana, cocaine, steroids and this and that. It’s impossible! We do more than any other sports organization on the planet. I want to see fucking baseball and football and all these other guys get tested the way we get tested. There would be no football, baseball or anything else if they got tested the way we get tested.”
White reaffirms the companies stance on performance enhancing. Though some have started to question the allowance of Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) as it becomes rampant in the sport.