Posted by airkerma
Posted by Manak
nfl= 1696 players 32 teams
nba= 360 to 450 players 30 teams
mlb= 750 players 30 teams
nhl= 211 players 30 teams
with teams and players being in different cities, they still get it done, what should UFC be excused from it????
yes i know they still have usage but at least they are trying instead of saying F it, it is to much a logistics pain
I would argue the logistics are indeed quite a draw back when considering random testing. The leagues you listed not only have more money than Zuffa, especially MLB and NFL, but all of those teams are localized into one city each. They aren't scattered in Brazil, Japan, Thailand, Germany, Britain...you get the picture. When these guys train, they train with their teams at their regular locations. They can't skip team practices, so all you would really need to do is tell them when to be tested. The where is already covered and the tests can't just be blown off. Finally, those teams all have seasons, so randomized testing would only be done during the season or preseason, and those players will all be on site as opposed to some fighter who decides he is going to Moscow to learn Judo from Vladdy Putin. There is a way to accomplish this, like someone said during press conferences, but there clearly is a logistic issue for the UFC compared to other sports.
I see what you are saying but they can always make a testing commission within the UFC, if they wanna say UFC is worth 1 or 2 billing then they can afford to have a committee on this. this isn't some small problem, it can stain an era in a sport just ask the MLB.
finally it can't be that hard to find fighters, you have where they live and where their fight camps are, so whats the problem?? not to mention the managers numbers, so lets say the committee calls the manager, the manager calls the fighter, then the manager calls back the committee, geez that was a lot of trouble
, that was just 3 phone calls .
and to make it even easier to find fighters give fines to those fighters who ignore requests from the committee, these are grown men so don't tell me they have so much going on in their lives they can't tell their manager or who they put as their contact to the committee where they are, incase they come asking.