Head of US Anti-Doping Agency claims UFC’s drug testing rules are ‘horrific’

Only in sports would getting 100% on a test imply that you ‘failed’ it. If that same rule is  applied to the majority of my high school career, then I ‘passed’ just enough classes to graduate. Of course, pass in this scenario means fail — but I’m sure most of already discovered that. You passed this test of identifying horrible jokes. Or maybe, you ‘failed.’

Personally, I think all fighters should be able to utilize all performance enhancing substances to increase the longevity of their career. It would eliminate drug-testing and increase the probability that each fighter would possess a cartoon-like physique before entering the cage. Freakishly large muscles equates to higher viewership for MMA, which would also result in fighters getting one step closer to those boxing paydays that guys like Floyd Mayweather (the greatest boxer of our generation) are accustomed to. However it’s not what I think, but what they think. They, of course, being the US Anti-Doping Agency. In an interview with The Montreal Gazette, the USADA chief claims the UFC is resisting adopting their code and calls the organization’s drug testing rules ‘horrific.’

“They want, for public relation and marketing reasons, to say they have something that makes them look better than they truly are. They’re trying to pull a fast one here.”

“Not only are they not WADA [World Anti-Doping Agency] Code compliant they have fought tooth and nail not to have any principles of the WADA Code. It’s a joke that they claim they are trying to protect their sport with WADA policies.

“Make no mistake, rules that apply to UFC in the states are horrific in comparison to the WADA Code.”

Just let every fighter take whatever performance enhancing drug that is needed to entertain the viewers. At this point, it’s naive to believe that there are not loopholes that enable some fighters to ‘cycle’ PEDS undetected. Legalize it. You hear that California? Wait, we are talking about what I think we’re talking about, right? [Source]

Published on May 9, 2011 at 1:08 pm
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