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Cage Warriors implements mandatory blood testing, steroid testing possible in future

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With no regulatory body present, the U.K.-based Cage Warriors organization has implemented its own mandatory blood testing for all fighters.

Officials announced the plans on Tuesday.

Currently, the testing will be used to identify infections such as HIV and hepatitis B and C, but a Cage Warriors officials said it could be expanded to include additional testing, including steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.

The British Boxing Board of Control currently mandates blood testing, but the regulatory body oversees just boxing, not MMA. That's why the UFC regulates its own shows in the U.K. and why the organization has implemented its own blood testing.

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Post #1   10/12/11 7:34:46PM   

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You mean they didn't have that already? Get with the times, brits!

Post #2   10/12/11 9:14:17PM   

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In this day and age, all these organizations need to have Stringent testing in place. Not only to stop cheaters but to also protect these guys from disease. I don't understand how these organizations can get licensed without something in place

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Post #3   10/12/11 10:00:38PM   

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It is crazy these testings have not already been implemented - especially in a sport where blood is sure to spill.

Post #4   10/12/11 10:31:51PM