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Thursday, 07/12/2012, 05:39 pm

UFC Implements New Drug Policy For Athletes | UFC NEWS

Las Vegas, NV hosted UFC and Strikeforce Fighter Summit where the hot topic was PEDs and TRT.  Keith Kizer, the Executive Director of the Nevada Athletic Commission, detailed the laws and regulations pertaining to PEDs and TRT; Dr. Jeff Davidson, the promotions’ medical consultant, discussed TRT along with PEDs and its short and long term effects.

The new formalized written policy against performance enhancing drugs and other banned substances is said to be a continuation of the existing policy.  The same law firm that advises the NFL on PEDS will be drafting the guidelines both the UFC and Strikeforce will follow.  The company’s Executive Vice-President and General Counsel, Lawrence Epstein explains

“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.

“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 rules and policies are set in place.  The company makes a clear stance on what they will consider, tolerate and find unacceptable.   Ultimately the fighter decides what road to take.

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82 Responses to “UFC Implements New Drug Policy For Athletes | UFC NEWS”

  1. stephen riddle says:

    I hope this evens things out in fights and i hope for random testing during training camps for fights. I dont want to see a cheater winning! And weed a not a ped no matter what they say! 😉

    • WrestlingRules says:

      These guys are experts at cycling…..and ‘weed’ is the WORST drug out there…it leads to hardcore drug use…. a weeder should be jailed.. They are losers and a scourge to society..

      • DanaWhiteTheBoss says:

        Lol. Alcohol is far worse than weed.

        • Zack says:

          Jesus man weed is not a gateway drug. Alcohol is far worse than weed. It’s a known fact that alcohol kills thousands every year while weed kills 0. And weed isn’t addicting either. There’s a little thing called self control that I think a lot of druggys lack.

        • 420 says:

          Yea but the blind losers dont see it that way,they listen to whatever the government told them :)

      • Chris says:

        You have no idea what you are talking about because if you did you would have looked up what you just spoke on and would see that you are completely wrong

        • WrestlingRules says:

          Who wants a bunch of stoners walking around? Do you want to go into major surgery one day and find out your surgeon is getting the munchies right before he opens you up???? Nuff Said. Weed is a gateway drug to oblivion and we need to build more jails to just hold stoners. and Yah alcohol is for losers too. Stoners = Losers.

        • 420 says:

          lol you talking bout brain surgery now?What an idiot,fukin uptight human being,id rather have a bunch of stoners to deal with then deal with your ignorant ass ANYDAY.

        • Eric Oka says:

          speaking of losers, someone who trolls the internet is a bigger loser compared to someone getting high with weed.

        • Clay says:

          Many people are prescribed Xanax and lorotabs or percocets and even worse drugs that are extremely addicting. Some people have to take a handfull of pills everyday just to live “normally”. But smoking a little bit of weed has proven to eliminate the need for all these narcotics and psychological drugs, which have all kinds of harmful chemicals in them. I’m just saying when used responsibly, it’s alright.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          Why are up in my shit and calling me bad things I am just voicing my TRUE opinion. Just because you disagree with my opinion, I am a bad??? I just think people who need drugs to get by are LOSERS and they are a drain on society and should be put on chain gang and taught to work hard so they can clean up and be an asset to their communities. Stoners are losers and they fund drug lords and so are responsible for all the mayhem and destruction that occurs. So NOW do you understand that you ARE a MENACE to society if you are on weed?????

        • DanaWhiteTheBoss says:

          I’m positive I could name a handful of pot smokers more productive than you. They do more to society than bitch on an mma forum lol. You fail.

        • Pancho says:

          You my friend, are an idiot. It is proven that weed has never killed anyone and it is ALSO proven to not enhance performance and ALSO to be less addictive than chocolate or shopping. It’s more of a medicine than a drug. Get some knowledge bro and try the shit at least before you hate.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          @Pancho that’s your stance my stance is that it is poison. Weed is a foreigh drug that you don’t need to live. Its addictive and NOBODY knows what this drug does to a person long term?? That’s right nobody. I just feel that people who need drugs to feel differently are weak.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          @Clay..I have a question for you? How come you have an avatar that is a siloette of a man and most everybody else has the letter “G” looking up???

          Your point about all the prescription drugs is right on. It makes my point, people are on way too many drugs and need to get off all that shit. But why nor just stop all the drugs and change what you believe in that is giving people so much anxiety. I just don’t think drugs are the answer long-term.

        • pass it to the left says:

          quit hoggin tha blunt niggah

        • Johnny be good says:

          @Pancho a more accurate statement is that no one has died SMOKING weed. Thousands of people have been killed for the trade and smuggling route, as well as for the money that weed brings to cartels and othe crime synicates. So your blanket statement that weed never killed anyone is wrong. It should be legalized to cut out all the cartels and such but that’s for another time.

      • lolziez says:

        whatever WrestlingRules says is usually pointless and coming out of his ass anyways so when you are scrolling down randoms posts and come across his name, just skip over and move along like we all do, cause this is the fucktard that garanteed a Sonnen win over Silva, but you noticed how he hasnt really said shit since, and now tries to find new crap to troll about…

        • WrestlingRules says:

          Then why did you post? Because you want to save these guys??? lmao…I literally WANT you to avoid me like the plague…..That would be a gift hero…

        • Chris Normal says:

          With your surgeon analogy you do make a good point. If any doctor drinks alcohol recreationally that means they’ll probably be drunk while performing surgery. Also you are correct on the fact that we do need more jails. America only incarcerates at 5x the rate of other westernized societys. I personally would like to get rid of all these “weeders” and see America imprison its people at 10x the rate of the rest of the world.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          Nice new name…you seem to be confused and steeped in your liberal brainwashing you have swallowed and accepted. You see America is the LEADER of the world and NOT a follower. Therefore, your statistics, if true, indicates that the world lags behind the USA in enforcing and protecting society form the scourge of drugs in communities, families and lives. They need to start putting these druggies into jail.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          I’m getting the feeling you are kind of a hater….Then just move along boy just move obviously can’t fight…Are you a stoner as well???

      • Xaninho says:

        Man you don’t know what you are talking about. Weed is not as bad as you’re portraying it.

        It does certainly NOT lead to using hardcore drugs.

        Most potsmokers are productive people who like to relax AFTER work smoking a bowl. Or people who use it to ease pain or other issues caused by illness.

        Please do some research before you talk nonsense about this subject.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          You did not give your disclaimer before stating this. Since you are a drug peddler and should be jailed for selling this poison, you DO NOT have a biases opinion. And Holland is going downhill because of the drug use too…Stoner = Loser. I just think that people who NEED a drink or a puff or a whatever to relax are losers and need to work on their emotional life and get God in their life so this get off this poison. It’s poison just like nicotine and alcohol.

        • Xaninho says:

          Dude you should stop repeating the mindless propaganda.

          I never said people NEED it. People WANT it. Some people like to smoke a bowl instead of praying to their imaginary friend.

          The fact that it’s my business makes me the more competent person to speak about it. I know what I’m talking about and you clearly don’t.

          You need to work on your emotional life. You are a narrow-minded judgemental type of person. You judge before you know anything about the subject.

          No need to answer how much you know about it because it’s already clear you don’t know shit.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          People WANT it because they ARE ADDICTED to it.

          Now I understand you more, you are an atheist and do not understand spirituality. That is why many people use drugs because they haven’t connected with God in a long time and WANT that drug to change how they feel. Relieve the stress and relax with a drug. Yah you are a real businessman that nows ALL about selling that drug. Your drugs are you God. It will lead you nowhere.

          I don’t judge somebody whether they are right or wrong like you do. I judge them by their words and actions. Do you know why I know that you need to work on your emotional life??? Because EVERYBODY ALWAYS NEEDS to work on their emotional life. That makes winners and losers. Strength or weakness. Drugs make you weaker NOT stronger.

          You then finish by doing exactly what you accuse me of….being judgmental. I;m cool with that its your opinion and right or wrong you are entitled to it.

        • Xaninho says:

          You’re obviously pretty religious. You do know that God created Marijuana right?

          And I don’t have a problem with religion, but people who lose themselves in it are not my favourite people. Your religion is your drug and you’re addicted to it.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          God also created cyanide…You gonna smoke that? I am religious as it relates to people and the Golden Rule. I am much more spiritual than religious. Find the spirituality in your religion and quit focusing on the failings of people, then you may see the truth. Religions are FULL of sinners looking to improve. Drugs are not Gods…Peace..

      • ThaGreenBandit says:

        I really hope you’re not serious, because if you are, you are truly more stupid than you’ve made yourself look in the past, and I didn’t really think that was even possible with all the dumb shit you’ve posted

        • WrestlingRules says:

          Dumb Shit?..I’ve been articulating pure genius!!! Have you ever thought that maybe just maybe its YOU and not me??? Think about that for awhile….So you think a bunch of stoners walking around and driving buses full of kids is a GOOD thing??? And you call me a Dumb Ass? You think people high on drugs is just cool?? You got a lot to learn..and stop the yummy thing it gives everybody the heebeeejeebies!!….

  2. B-rad says:

    ^ hit a bong and shut the fuck up geez.. just because i like to smoke weed i should be in a chain gang? yeah go play witha gun

    • WrestlingRules says:

      @B-rad…I am only saying this cuz I love ya’man and I want to see you clean up and get that THC shit outta your system. You’ll be a changed man if you get nothing but spring water running through your veins. Start eating sprouts and fresh vegetables and get off the weed man. Everytime you feel the urge to inhale, go for a jog workout and you’ll feel better. Don’t you feel ashamed that your money is going to drug lords that hurt so many people? How can you do that and sleep well?? Weed is a scourge and leads to devastation in lives…..
      Oh yah and I LOVE guns!!! I’m buying a S&W MP Shield 9mm as my shoulder mounted concealed weapon. Hoorah…

      • DanaWhiteTheBoss says:

        My weed comes from my American caregiver that lives In my city. I don’t help the drug lords so that part of your argument is owned. The drug war is what is hurting people, not the drug marijuana. Man you are soo misinformed I suggest you study up before you keep looking like an idiot.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          Sorry Dana*….drugs of all kinds are the scourge of society NOT the effort to stop it. Unfortunately you are biased and hooked on the drug so you are in denial. I don’t know what your reason for having to have a “caregiver” available to sell you this scourge, But it is ILLEGAL on the federal level and the Feds are shutting down many of these operations in California. It’s by far a scam and an effort to legitimize being a stoner. Do you want your kids to ride a bus that is driven by a stoner??? You know your answer is F’No!!! And if its not, then you are a sociopath. Get off the weed, its not good for you…

        • DanaWhiteTheBoss says:

          Everyone I know drives more cautious on weed lol so your attempt to prove a point failed…again. The drug war is causing the drug violence, any informed individual would know that. Legalizing drugs will solve the drug issue. Drug use is so high now because of the fact it’s illegal… Guess your sheltered self didn’t know that lool. Also did you know that weed is illegal for racial reasons? It had nothing to do with it being dangerous, because hundreds of studies already proved it isn’t. So like I said before, do some more research before you make a fool of yourself… Again.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          WRONG, people are stoners NOT because it is illegal..It is BECAUSE they ARE ADDICTED…Do you actually understand what you are writing???? So now drugs are illegal because of race???!! Holy Shit Dana* you are in MAJOR MAJOR denial. Wow, you are one addicted person. I feel sorry for you because you are brain-washed and physically addicted to drugs. You ACTUALLY are arguing that stoners are better drivers BECAUSE they are stoned??? Is that your point?? Yep you are a sociopath. If you have you 6 year old child and you walk them to the bus and kiss them as they are walking up the steps and you see a bong next to the driver with his bloodshot eyes and rambling about having the munchies, you would feel just all warm inside because EVERY stoner you know is a much better driver??? Is that what you are saying here?? WOW, you already have brain damage…I hope you don;t have children or ever have children. You would be guilty of child abuse…

        • Xaninho says:


          You are clearly taking the stoner movies too serious.

          What you are doing is repeating the propaganda the government has been brainwashing you with. Unlike you seem to think, governments do lie to their citizens.

          Impartial scientific research has proven time and time again that your governments propaganda on the whole softdrugs subject is bullshit. Yes here in Holland we call it softdrugs, it’s not on the list of forbidden substances like cocaine, LSD, crack or whatever hardcore drugs.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          EVERY drug is bad for you long term!! There may be some benefit for a short term imbalance but long term, they are ALL addictive. Second, Amsterdam is one of the worlds most depraved cities. It is an example of WHAT NOT TO DO to have a thriving society. You seem to think all Government is bad, What do you prefer Anarchy? Yah you would do real well in a communistic society. The brainwashing is that drugs are ok long term. On a common sense level, does to make sense to continually use a foreign substances that is NOT food to stimulate your body? The answer is NOPE….

        • Xaninho says:

          Weed is NOT physically addictive. If you want to stop go ahead there will be no cold turkey.

          I don’t think all government is bad, I know it is. You think your government cares about you? I learned to live with it and I’m happy with the way my life is going, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know what’s going on behind our backs.

          Amsterdam is not my favourite city either, but that’s something between people from the hague and amsterdam. Besides that Amsterdam is a far better and safer city than for example NYC.

        • DanaWhiteTheBoss says:

          There’s no point In arguing with this idiot. He clearly doesn’t know a damn thing on what he is talking about. Studies show people high on weed drive slower and more cautious, but keep ignoring the facts. Weed isn’t addicting at all… Caffeine is more addicting. Weed became illegal for racial reasons exactly… Look it up, but of course you won’t because you are so stupid you think you’re always right lol, btw once Amsterdam legalized drugs, drug use and crime went down significantly.. Learn your facts or STFU

      • B-rad says:

        I go through phases with bud.. I quit smokin a month before a fight or a kickboxing tourny. But in the middle of a shitty semester, and no fights comin up il cheif up a lot! It affects people differently, a smart guy before he smokes is still gonna be a smart guy. If a dumbass smokes, well hes gonna be a bigger dumbass probably. I LOVE to smoke after a hard workout, or sparring session.. its an even better feelin than gettin thru that hard workout.. I started smokin freshman year in high school and as soon as i started i quit drinking.. Much lesser of two evils

      • B-rad says:

        And i only buy from my friends.. I dont go to some shady ass dude in the middle of down town or some shit.. The only thing i help fund is him payin bills and groceries… not a huge criminal empire

        • WrestlingRules says:

          Why don’t you QUIT it all??? You gave up alcohol for THC!! Why not just TRY nothing and get all those shitty chemicals outta your body. You don’t and NOBODY knows what it does to you long term. It;s a foreign chemical and NOT food so its not good for you. Every old stoner I know that is half brain dead. They been self medicating themselves so long with THC that they are screwed now as they are older. Maybe your working out too much, go coach little league or give some time to you community or church or whatever you love, you will feel better and maybe will got off that shit…

        • B-rad says:

          I respect your view… I didnt make the decision to quit one for the other it just happend… Marjijuana is really common in MMA culture.. Have you ever read any of Eddie Bravo’s books… He talks about how he smokes bud before every workout or class.. Dont knock it too hard til you try it man! Im not sayin you should smoke everyday cause that can be bad, but i am sayin is if you wanna catch a buzz, its the safest way

        • B-rad says:

          And thats what i do when you say, do what ever you love— Mixed Martial Arts is what i love mane 😀

        • WrestlingRules says:

          That’s cool I respect you and you are a man and have to make your own decisions to lead your life. I have a challenge for you. Humor me and get off ALL stimulants for 6 months and whenever you feel like you need a drug. Go swimming or play baseball or whatever can get you out of yourself. Give to your community somehow and think about them and NOT you. See if it makes a difference in your life….all the best

      • 420 says:

        Do you really want a brain surgeon to do brain surgerrrryyyy wit a gun on him next to your open skull?Do we really want everybody walking around with guns?….hahaha Do you want to support guns that the drug lords use? yea thats how stupid you sound.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          Guns are Good…Drugs are destructive to YOUR life and your communities lives……Sorry brother, your comments are telling me you are high right now. Re-read what you just wrote and you will see who is stooooopid. Stoners=Losers…..

        • 420 says:

          Yup,guns are good and marijuana is bad,i hear Your reasoning is superb

        • 420 says:

          Re-read it,yup you definately sound stupid.I dont hate you though,Ill go buy a gun so you become proud of

        • WrestlingRules says:

          Good you are starting to get it…Guns ARE GOOD and WEED is BAD…..GUNS are a constitutional right to bear arms and WEED is ILLEGAL DOUCHEBAG.. See the drugs have already rotted your brain…Do you actually KNOW about our Constitution??? See what happens when you DON’T KNOW SHIT but getting high because your life sucks!! Have you ever read the Declaration of Independence or the US Constitution?? Get off the drugs dumb-ass and read about your rights asshole. See taking drugs creates a dumb-ass like you. Go to rehad and get healthy, I can tell you are having psychological issues now…

        • 420 says:

          Yup I know my rights,I dont let the government brainwash me into thinking whatever they want me to think unlike you.My advice to you is think for yourself.Alright im putting the joint down and picking up my gun,put the weed down kids and buy some guns lets show this world what peace really is lets make uncle Sam proudddddd lol

        • WrestlingRules says:

          @420 – I am just making a point that my opinion is that drugs long term are NOT good for you. It maybe needed for short-term acute problems like needing antibiotics to fight an infection. It is just when you use these foreign substance long term, you don’t know what it will do to you. Have you ever known old stoners who have been using it for 40-50 years? The ones I have met all seem kind of off. You have a right to your opinion and I have a right to mine. I just think you would be stronger off the drugs….doesn’t mean I am right or wrong.

        • 420 says:

          Yea I know old timers that still smoke and are hard workers just trying to make a living while listening to guys like you try and talk down to them like your some supreme king that knows it all.You sir need Jesus :)

        • WrestlingRules says:

          Thanks I HAVE Jesus……get off the drugs..

          Deportes Si, Drogas No…

      • Marlow says:

        Who are you to judge people i bet your a cop not a doctor.

  3. stephen riddle says:

    I have a feeling that someone never hit that sweet mary jane!

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  5. stephen riddle says:

    Fuck a no good troll!

    • WrestlingRules says:

      Sorry I just got a little off topic and people responded so I just felt it would be rude NOT to respond back. But shit it was your fault, you are the one that introduced the ‘weed’ issue. So you started the trolling!!!!

  6. chris says:

    Wrestling sucks you really need to smoke a blunt and relax Lol, take your fucking singlet off for once and get some pussy. And man i think you need to get out more and experience life, it doesn’t seem like know anything

    • WrestlingRules says:

      You wold be surprised Chris, yes you would be surprised how much or how little I actually know. And Wrestling actually Rules…I’ll leave the weed to you and your experience. Thanks for the concern on my love life…lol….Peace…

  7. WrestlingRules says:

    Guys, I just want to apologize for being a grade A salad tossed, ignortant red neck son of a sperm dumpster. My mom used to use whiskey when I couldn’t sleep as a baby, so I am what some people would call “gomer as fuck.” I apologize for vomiting my homoerotic love of all things sweaty and manly all over this forum, and for not taking my asperger’s medicine like I’m supposed to.

    – Cordially,

  8. Pancho says:

    @WrestlingRules what do you not understand about it IS LESS ADDICTIVE THAN CHOCOLATE AND SHOPPING, and there is also ZERO DEATHS. Keep listening to your above the influence bullshit commercials and not knowing anything about what you’re saying.

    • Johnny be good says:

      Your comment about weed not killing anyone is quite accurate. No one has died SMOKING weed. Fact. Thousand have died for the drug trade, smuggling routes and money that weed brings to cartels and other synticates. Fact. So to throw out a blanket statement that weed has never killed anyone just isn’t true. Now legalizing weed would cut out a lot of the criminal elements in the business but that’s a discussion for another day.
      Btw I support legalization, even though I don’t smoke that shiit.

      • Xaninho says:

        How many people have died for oil?

        How many people have died for blood diamonds?

        Do you know how many people die from pollution dumped by ‘respectable’ companies?

        Where there’s money to be made people will die for it. drugs are no different than any other high profit product.

        • WrestlingRules says:

          People have died for these because of greed NOT the things. Oil is for energy to grow, diamonds are for frivolous uses except for their industrial uses. The polluters are greedy and sociopaths. People who are in the drug trade are selling poison to others for profit and greed. Don’t fool yourself, weed is poison and it will harm you long term whereas drugs like meth, heroine, etc is poison that will harm you short term. But it is all poison. That’s cool if you engage in that but please don’t try and deny the truth so you can sleep better at night. Also, you seem to think the greed in these other endeavors justify the greed in the drug trade. No it doesn’t it indites it!!

      • WrestlingRules says:

        I DON’T support legalization. Drugs are a scourge to society and I don’t want children growing up thinking this is normal like all the stoners are trying to justify their behavior. They can fool themselves but society needs to have standards and needs to know that these people are weak for needing drugs. Not that they are not valuable or bad but they are wrong and weak. That is why society will never legalize drugs. I don;t want to see a business out of it. Look how screwed up Europe is right now. Look how screwed up California and these other liberal parts of the world, People are lazy and the economies are bad. They are stoned and not being as productive as they were born to be. You see EVERYBODY is born GREAT, but small decisions slow down that productivity slowly over time until their greatness slows. Drugs including weed slows down your genius, it DOES not enhance it. This is why I am against drugs of all kinds as being ok long term. It destroys like quickly like heroin, etc. or slowly like weed, alcohol, nicotine.

  9. WrestlingRules says:

    I’m a faggot.

  10. CombatRusse says:

    In the last épisode of Inside MMA , Bas Rutten said about the new clean Overeem that he Rashad Evans looks bigger than him.
    Junior Dos Santos body punches will do some internal damage 😀

  11. 3 Comments about the actual articles. The rest is a flame war fought by internet tough guys because of one weed comment.

  12. chud says:

    don’t worry people, i’m sure one of these days wrestlingrules will hit puberty and discover his penis and we’ll never see him again.

  13. Spence says:

    Wrestlingrules you might be the dumbest person alive, but continue to post its rather amusing knowing how stupid an individual can be.

  14. WrestlingRules says:

    Loook guys,I talk like this cause I got this thing stuck up my ass so again I apologize I just didnt know I was brainwashed till now,I’m sorry.

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