So what I'm saying is, that the UFC should have suspended Vitor, if he did in fact test positive. At the very least for PR reasons, when there was a chance the results would eventually come out anyways. Now it looks like they did absolutely nothing about one of their fighters testing positive for a high testosterone/epitestosterone ratio, after tooting their own horn for so long about wanting to clean up the sport (again, assuming he did test high).
They also suspended Rothwell even though the AC in that case did not choose to do so
...those are all cases where there is no governing body in place, and the fighters were under contract for the test. Vitor's test was voluntary, he wasn't contracted to take it. I can't imagine zuffa would have the ability to make anything stick there without opening giant liability holes.
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anyone listen to the Joe Rogan experience the other day. He talked about Vitor and TRT on it and said this:
"They did it to Vitor…random drug test. And Vitor was on testosterone. That's the reason that testosterone got banned in the first place. The whole thing went down when Vitor tested positive with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, after that. Before that, they were considering him for a testosterone exemption….And because he tested positive they scrapped the whole testosterone program.
I think Riv is onto something. I anticipate that Vitor/Zuffa's position will be that random testing does not account for transient spikes in testosterone levels that may accompany a weekly injection.
I wouldn't be surprised to see Vitor get licensed. My concern is that Chael's going to have one hell of a time cutting down to MW on short notice.
Wonder if whole paragraphs are going to be blacked out lol
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