Thursday, December 8, 2022

Vadim Finkelchtein Wants Strict Drug Testing During Strikeforce GP

M-1 Global President Vadim Finkelchtein wants a level playing field during the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix and hopes that the athletic commissions do the proper testing to make sure no one in the tournament is using performance enhancing drugs and talked his past issues with fighters failing drug tests:

“Two out of eight fighters in the tournament previously failed a drug test. Obviously, I'm talking about Josh Barnett and Antonio Silva. We want fair competition for everyone, so that's why I will ask the commission to perform a strict drug testing. Fedor is not using any kind of substance to enhance his performance, and will be ready for any kind of testing. So if the commission decides to follow our suggestion, we'll be ready. Our organization paid a heavy price after the cancellation of the fight between Josh Barnett and Fedor. We did a lot of promotion for this fight, which in the end did not take place. That's why as a promoter and manager, I don't want this to happen ever again.”Props: