Dana White fearful that increased drug testing would result in widespread positive marijuana tests

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Manak
12/28/12 3:54:10AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/mma--dana-white-fearful-increased-drug-testing-positive-marijuana-tests-023723557.html

"Forget about PEDs," White said. "If we get into this system that we're talking about where we would randomly test these guys, do you know how many guys would probably test positive for marijuana? It would be probably off the charts."
Poor_Franklin
12/28/12 5:22:01AM
when i see probably used twice like this, it makes me believe probably = definitely
malcolmkyle
12/28/12 5:50:28AM
Are you scared of the truth?

Dana is quite correct: MARIJUANA IS INDEED USED BY THE MAJORITY OF SPORTS PEOPLE EVERYWHERE:

"At least a good 50 [US] Olympic athletes” use marijuana regularly before they stop in time for testing."
—Stephany Lee

"I just let him know that most of the players in the league use marijuana and I have and do partake in smoking weed in the offseason"
—Josh Howard, forward for the Dallas Mavericks. Howard admitted to smoking marijuana on Michel Irvin's ESPN show.

"You got guys out there playing high every night. You got 60% of your league on marijuana. What can you do?"
—Charles Oakley (Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets)

"I personally know boxers, body builders, cyclists, runners and athletes from all walks of life that train and compete with the assistance of marijuana,"
—WWE wrestler Rob Van Dam

* Even many of the best cricket players of all time, like Phil Tufnell and Sir Ian Botham, have admitted to regularly using marijuana to deal with stress and muscle aches. In 2001, half of South Africa's cricket team was caught smoking marijuana with the team physiotherapist. They were celebrating a championship victory in the Caribbean.
jay98107
12/28/12 5:58:31AM

Posted by Manak

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/mma--dana-white-fearful-increased-drug-testing-positive-marijuana-tests-023723557.html

"Forget about PEDs," White said. "If we get into this system that we're talking about where we would randomly test these guys, do you know how many guys would probably test positive for marijuana? It would be probably off the charts."

seems like a pretty dumb thing for the boss to say about his athletes, this puts a bad image on the ufc.



I find a bigger issue with him saying "Forget about PEDs" than the rest of it, mainly because it seems his big concern is being forced to cancel fights, rather than keep a clean, fair sport. But I'm in the group of people who doesn't give a shit about athletes smoking weed.
postman
12/28/12 8:06:11AM

Posted by jay98107


Posted by Manak

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/mma--dana-white-fearful-increased-drug-testing-positive-marijuana-tests-023723557.html

"Forget about PEDs," White said. "If we get into this system that we're talking about where we would randomly test these guys, do you know how many guys would probably test positive for marijuana? It would be probably off the charts."

seems like a pretty dumb thing for the boss to say about his athletes, this puts a bad image on the ufc.



I find a bigger issue with him saying "Forget about PEDs" than the rest of it, mainly because it seems his big concern is being forced to cancel fights, rather than keep a clean, fair sport. But I'm in the group of people who doesn't give a shit about athletes smoking weed.


it wouldnt stop the use of peds either. It doesnt in other sports why would it in mma?
george112
12/28/12 10:24:40AM
I bet Dana smokes
tallica62
12/28/12 12:47:23PM
He is completely correct
airkerma
12/28/12 2:55:08PM
How sweet life would be if all employers felt this way.
Gogoplatapus
12/29/12 1:26:06PM

Posted by jay98107


Posted by Manak

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/mma--dana-white-fearful-increased-drug-testing-positive-marijuana-tests-023723557.html

"Forget about PEDs," White said. "If we get into this system that we're talking about where we would randomly test these guys, do you know how many guys would probably test positive for marijuana? It would be probably off the charts."

seems like a pretty dumb thing for the boss to say about his athletes, this puts a bad image on the ufc.



I find a bigger issue with him saying "Forget about PEDs" than the rest of it, mainly because it seems his big concern is being forced to cancel fights, rather than keep a clean, fair sport. But I'm in the group of people who doesn't give a shit about athletes smoking weed.



You would care if one of your cash cows gets put on the shelf for a year solely for smoking weed.
jay98107
12/30/12 4:08:27AM

Posted by Gogoplatapus


Posted by jay98107


Posted by Manak

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/mma--dana-white-fearful-increased-drug-testing-positive-marijuana-tests-023723557.html

"Forget about PEDs," White said. "If we get into this system that we're talking about where we would randomly test these guys, do you know how many guys would probably test positive for marijuana? It would be probably off the charts."

seems like a pretty dumb thing for the boss to say about his athletes, this puts a bad image on the ufc.



I find a bigger issue with him saying "Forget about PEDs" than the rest of it, mainly because it seems his big concern is being forced to cancel fights, rather than keep a clean, fair sport. But I'm in the group of people who doesn't give a shit about athletes smoking weed.



You would care if one of your cash cows gets put on the shelf for a year solely for smoking weed.



I was referring to people who don't want fighters smoking because they think it is a PED, not to Dana who is clearly concerned about fighters being suspended.
prophecy033
12/30/12 4:55:15PM
Fearful? I figured he'd say "Fuck yeah, lets clean this shit up".
Bubbles
12/30/12 7:00:11PM

Posted by prophecy033

Fearful? I figured he'd say "Fuck yeah, lets fucking clean this fucking shit up".


fixed
Svartorm
12/31/12 2:30:47PM
If they did random testing, I'd like to think fighters would be the least bit professional and stop smoking weed.