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The UFC and Strikeforce earlier this week held their fourth Fighter Summit in Las Vegas where company officials and special guests worked to educate fighters on a number of issues from health insurance to dealing with the press to social media and numerous other topics.

One of the key points hit on at the Fighter Summit was the UFC’s new formalized written policy against performance enhancing drugs and other banned substances.

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 that advises the National Football League on PEDs.

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

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Post #1   7/12/12 4:45:18PM   

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this will always be an issue for professional athletes. cheaters will always be cheaters.

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Post #2   7/12/12 4:58:22PM   

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Looks like the UFC must have taken note of BlueSkiesBurn's recent article

Definitely a step in the right direction.

Post #3   7/12/12 5:00:17PM   

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Posted by pmoney

Looks like the UFC must have taken note of BlueSkiesBurn's recent article

Definitely a step in the right direction.



Hardly. This is an absolute joke.

Post #4   7/12/12 7:15:05PM   

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Posted by BlueSkiesBurn


Posted by pmoney

Looks like the UFC must have taken note of BlueSkiesBurn's recent article

Definitely a step in the right direction.



Hardly. This is an absolute joke.

Agreed. I think WWE's policy is more legit.

Post #5   7/12/12 7:19:23PM   

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Posted by tcunningham

this will always be an issue for professional athletes. cheaters will always be cheaters.



Hear that Chael_Sonnen?

Post #6   7/12/12 9:25:11PM   

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I'm not sure what "insitutes" means, but I hope it's serious business.

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Post #7   7/12/12 11:32:16PM