Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Dana White Opens Up On PED Testing Within The UFC

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Dana White let loose following UFC on Fuel 2 this weekend, discussing PED testing within his own promotion as well as the testing done by the Athletic Commissions that oversee both himself and the fighters.

On not doing random testing in-house: “We don't do random testing. First of all, all the guys who come into the UFC, now we changed the policy. You sign a deal with us, you get tested. You go into 'The Ultimate Fighter,' you get tested. We test. We don't even have to [expletive] test. That's not what we do. That's what the athletic commission does. “Then the athletic commission now is doing random tests before, leading up to the fight, after the fight. They're being tested like crazy. The [expletive] testing in this sport is insane. It is literally the gold standard in all of sports.”

On why it's unrealistic: “I have 375 fighters in every country all over the world. The battle that I have to get these guys to get their [expletive] bout agreements back and show up for press is [expletive] unbelievable. The fact that I have to make personal phone calls to tell guys to talk to the [expletive] press, now I'm going to start making personal phone calls to go show up for random drug tests? The general public and the media need to grasp some [expletive] concept of reality. The reality of us doing all the [expletive] things that we're doing when we already have the gold standard in drug testing, and then [expletive] try to chase 375 guys all over the world to randomly test them, too? It's impossible. You look at all the other organizations,

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