Originally Posted by Happypants
IMO you can't do this. What is legal today is illegal tomorrow. Everyone is taking something whether it be legal or illegal. Everyone is using power / taking pills / using drugs after surgery.
I can see you point when you are talking about stuff that is pretty cut and dry like sticking a needle in your arm but it isn't always like that.
For constants like steroids, HGH, and high test levels you can. That's why I said temporary suspesnsions for OTC stuff - the stuff that is legal for some time then found to be illegal. Steroids are steroids - always illegal/banned. HGH is forever banned, is it not? And if your test levels are raised beyond space fuck, banned for life. And I explained myself for if a doc prescribes someone it for after surgery, car accident, etc. You wait and wait till you are totally healed before you sign to fight, i.e. subject yourself to testing. I realize they need money, but fighters coming back too soon that get caught, well they came back too soon. To eliminate this, the ultimate deterrent must be getting caught. With so many guys testing positive, getting caught obviously isn't that much of a deterrent. So increase the fricking penalties. Risk of being banned for life or losing insurance permanently as someone said will actually deter people from the temptations of these shortcuts. A fuckin 6 month, nine month suspension? Lots of guys don't even fucking fight in those timeframes anyway...