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The UFC announced earlier this week at its Fighter Summit that it would provide UFC and Strikeforce fighters a formal policy concerning Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) and other banned substances.

Via UFC press release:

Lawrence Epstein, the company’s Executive Vice-President and General Counsel, explained the written policy is a continuation of existing policy, and that both promotions will follow guidelines drafted by the same law firm which advises the National Football League on PEDs.






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Post #1   7/14/12 9:36:55AM   

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I haven't got the patience to read this. But I guess its a positive step forward for the UFC and MMA in general.

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I was under the impression that the NFL doesnt do a very good job with halting PEDs, is that correct footballers?

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This is long overdue.

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Posted by ghandikush

I was under the impression that the NFL doesnt do a very good job with halting PEDs, is that correct footballers?



yes and no, they have random testing throughout the year but when you have 1300 guys to test some guys get away. also they have good PR control so they can hide if someone gets caught and you really hear about if its a big star. also guys can tend to get a heads up that a test is coming up. but the NFL's main thing is catching hard drugs over PEDs. I would lean more towards the no side, but the NFL is a machine right now so ill keep enjoying it

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Posted by Manak


Posted by ghandikush

I was under the impression that the NFL doesnt do a very good job with halting PEDs, is that correct footballers?



yes and no, they have random testing throughout the year but when you have 1300 guys to test some guys get away. also they have good PR control so they can hide if someone gets caught and you really hear about if its a big star. also guys can tend to get a heads up that a test is coming up. but the NFL's main thing is catching hard drugs over PEDs. I would lean more towards the no side, but the NFL is a machine right now so ill keep enjoying it



I'm hoping this isnt a way that the UFC could go then because marijuana and coke are a world apart from roids. I'd hate to root for a badass fighter and find out he not only was on roids through his title reign but that the UFC hid it.

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The only thing I can find issue with and it's kind of a big issue in my eyes and that is that the major advisors here are a Law Firm. For some reason that doesn't settle well with me.

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Posted by SmileR

I haven't got the patience to read this. But I guess its a positive step forward for the UFC and MMA in general.



It's only four paragraphs:


Lawrence Epstein, the company’s Executive Vice-President and General Counsel, explained the written policy is a continuation of existing policy, and that both promotions will follow guidelines drafted by the same law firm which advises the National Football League on PEDs.

Epstein said: “It is important to continue educating our athletes on the dangers of PEDs and other banned substances. Additionally, no new UFC or STRIKEFORCE promotional agreement will become effective before the athlete has provided a clean PED test result.”

He added: “PED and banned substance usage harms the integrity of sport, potentially compromises the safety of our athletes, raises concerns for both short and long-term health issues and sends an improper message to our fanbase. We will continue to be at the forefront of this issue. And we will continue to work with Athletic Commissions and other bodies to ensure – to the fullest extent possible – that testing procedure keep pace with scientific advancements regarding the identification and detection of prohibited substances.”

The promotions’ medical consultant Dr. Jeff Davidson then spoke to the athletes about both the short and long-term medical effects of PEDs. Dr. Davidson discussed the topical Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) and Keith Kizer – the Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission – detailed the laws and regulations pertaining to PEDs and TRT.

Post #8   7/15/12 1:05:10AM