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Monday, 04/16/2012, 08:13 am

Dana White Explodes with F Bombs – We Can't Drug Test All Our Fighters

By Lynn Mitchell:
Days leading up to a statement where The UFC President Dana White explains at Saturday’s post-UFC on FUEL TV 2 press conference in Stockholm, in colorful detail why the UFC will not do random testing on the UFC roster of 375 fighters.

Alistair Overeem the contender for the heavyweight title fight to take place at UFC 146 on May 26 2012 has tested positive for a band substance, and leaves the match up between heavyweight Champ Junior Dos Santos and Alistair Overeem in purgatory.  Mr. White and fans around the world won’t know if the 260lb behemoth will be on the card until  April 24th when Overeem goes before the NSAC board for his hearing.

“We don’t do random testing,” White said. “First of all, all the guys who come into the UFC, now we changed the policy. You sign a deal with us, you get tested. You go into ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ you get tested. We test. We don’t even have to fucking test. That’s not what we do. That’s what the athletic commission does.

Then the athletic commission now is doing random tests before, leading up to the fight, after the fight. They’re being tested like crazy. The fucking testing in this sport is insane. It is literally the gold standard in all of sports.”

I have 375 fighters in every country all over the world. The battle that I have to get these guys to get their fucking bout agreements back and show up for press is fucking unbelievable. The fact that I have to make personal phone calls to tell guys to talk to the fucking press, now I’m going to start making personal phone calls to go show up for random drug tests?

The general public and the media need to grasp some fucking concept of reality. The reality of us doing all the fucking things that we’re doing when we already have the gold standard in drug testing, and then fucking try to chase 375 guys all over the world to randomly test them, too? It’s impossible. You look at all the other organizations … you look at all the other companies that have tried to do what we do, nobody can fucking do it. You know why? Because this job is insane.”

It’s fucking crazy. I was standing in Las Vegas 10 hours ago filming a fucking TV show. Now I’m sitting here, and I’m going to randomly drug test 375 guys around the world? You know where I’m going in a few hours? To fucking Abu Dhabi. Then I go back and film ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ Then I go back to Atlanta, Miami, and I’m in fucking Rio de Janeiro for three hours, then back to Las Vegas, where I’ll film ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ again. And in between there somewhere, I’m going to randomly drug test 375 fighters?”

It is obvious the UFC president has spread himself thin, and needs help to track down fighters and somehow test them.  Dana shows clear frustration as he goes on to say:

“We have a ton of staff, and the answer isn’t throwing more bodies at this thing. When all this shit happens, I have to make personal phone calls. Me. I have a full PR team, right? Good people – people from all over the world that have great fucking resumes and everything else. I have to make personal phone calls and say, ‘Dude, why are you not showing up for this fucking thing you’re supposed to do? Did you say no, you wouldn’t do this?’ I’m still making personal phone calls like that.

It’s an easy, random, general fun thing to throw around and say, ‘Hey, I don’t think the UFC is doing enough. I think they should do this and randomly drug test their 375 fighters.’ We’re already fucking doing it when they sign their contracts. It’s being done before they come on ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ It’s being done by the athletic commission before, during and after fights. It’s just, you guys are being fucking ridiculous.

 Seriously, and I know that this is a crazy-hot topic right now, but literally in all of sports, we have the gold standard in testing policies and everything else the way these guys are tested.

These guys are getting tested all the time. You know why we’re sitting here talking about this? Because these guys are being fucking tested.

When people start saying, ‘This is starting to affect the credibility,’ it does not affect the credibility of the UFC. We are 100 percent more on top of drug testing than any other fucking sport on earth, other than the Olympics.

I don’t want to talk about (Overeem). I’m too upset about it. Seriously, I can’t talk about it.

I will snap and freak out, and I don’t want to do that. I can’t talk about it.”

Dana says, “The UFC has the gold standard in all of sports.”

The question is – can they do better?


67 Responses to “Dana White Explodes with F Bombs – We Can't Drug Test All Our Fighters”

  1. pdub says:


    please call edelman.

  2. Popp24 says:

    Dana is so annoying. He doesn’t need to be there to test every guy; he just needs to delegate better so other people can do that for him. Poor Dana flying around the world in his private jet. I can hear the violin in the background now.

  3. Jow says:

    Too much BS, from Dana.
    Just hire a third party CO to manage it.
    Is he saying UFC is a one man company?
    If so, it will fail.
    He has to delegate and have good people he can thrust.

    They loose too much when an “athlete” test positive.
    He shouldn’t even be waiting for Overeem hearing to cut the guy out!
    If he fights, and wins, it is going to be the biggest shame on UFC history!

  4. Tommy says:

    I love the guy. He’s the President of a huge sports franchise which is growing exponentially, and he has no qualms whatsoever with dropping F-Bombs in any interview. If it wasn’t for him, this sport probably would have died.

    • charles says:

      it’s so refreshing to hear actual and real talk from a guy in his position. i’m so sick of all the pc canned answers that everyone thinks they have to say.

  5. Musa Muhammad says:

    Dana White is right. They comply with all government regulations, act as their own body in shows without an athletic commission (when legally they don’t even need to), and do their own in house testing.

    The reason PEDs seem so bad in MMA is because they’re testing is good–they catch more guys because they test more than any other sport. If any other sport tested as much as the UFC guys’d be pissing hot all the time. Imagine if football and hockey and baseball tested like the UFC–if other sports tested before the season, at the all-star break, after the season and once during the off season they’d probably catch a ton of people juicing.

    You know how hard it is to practice virtually everyday, most times play a game that night and play back to back games in different cities–and sometimes play 3-4 games a week–thats a grind and guys in other sports are probably taken something to recuperate besides coconut water and a B shot.

    People need to chill on the UFC needs to do more angle.

  6. Jeremy says:

    Wow he must of learned the fuck word just yesterday grow up Dana sounds like he might be a user his self lol that would be really messed up huh

  7. darren says:

    they all still have to go to the gym and work out… “peds” are not a take a magic pill and all of the sudden you are world champion… grow up. if you can take something over the counter and it be cosidered a ped that is fucking ridicoulous… how bout this you bunch of shit eating fat fucks in the media, every one become VEGAN so there is no hurting anything….

  8. David says:

    I definetly agree with the above comment and with what Dana White is saying. Personally though I think that the UFC is the gold standard in drug testing as far as people saying they should do more they should ask themselves this if UFC has to do so much more testing then why don’t other major sports franchises like NBA, MLB, NHL, NFL etc.. go through the same frequency of testing that MMA artists undergo /

  9. LedgeTank says:

    What a ridiculous reason not to randomly drug test their guys… because hes busy! Theres no point in testing them if they know when they are gonna be tested! It has to be random to be legit!

    Also I love how he just made up that they have the most rigorous testing in the world and nobody questions his statement! Soccer has random testing with 100x more players its pretty simple if you dont turn up for your test your banned for 2 years and fined heavily. So guess what… they make sure to show up!

    If he really wanted to eradicate PED’s hed do what they do in soccer as random is the only true way of doing it

    Overeem failing his test when he knew he was gonna be randomly tested shows that he thinks the testing in the UFC is a joke.

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  11. Brandon says:

    You know if I were under the stress Dana White endures day in and day out I’d probably be dropping f-bombs left and right too. The fact is that the UFC does go above and beyond what they have to do as required by law. No other sports organization does this. The athletic commissions are testing fighters before fights and right after a fight. I guess the only way the media will be happy is if the UFC whips out a cup and tests a guy right before he steps into the cage. It’s easy to sit back and cry foul when they (the media) don’t have to actually do it. What a bunch of idiots.

  12. koolG says:

    anyone else cant wait till dana has a stroke or heart attack so his big ass mouth shuts up? used to like this guy but all he does is run his mouth sell bad fights and act like an uneducated douche bag.

  13. bert says:


    Like we are really fucking suppose to feel sorry for a guy who gets to fly in a private jet all over the world?

  14. Rack Em says:

    Dana seems to be doing a lot of whining and bitching lately. “I’ve got so much to do blah blah blah” of course you do, you’re in charge of this extremely valuble and vast company. Stop crying like a bitch and do your job

  15. charles says:

    it’s true, the UFC does go beyond any other sport in terms of testing, but damn man…can we just once get a random test on gsp?
    dude uses more ped’s than sonnen and hendo combined. there’s no point in testing on fight week when a guy knows he has plenty of time to cycle off. we need more mid-camp testing. catch these cheaters when they’re actually cheating.

  16. Ray says:

    Look. People need to quit about testing. Have we all forgot that the reason we know Overeem tested positive is because HE WAS TESTED? When you test people, you’re going to get one of two results….a negative or a positive. These fighters know the rules. They KNOW they are going to get tested. They get tested. Just because some fighters fail doesn’t mean the UFC isn’t doing their job. The FIGHTERS failed the test. Not the UFC. Wanna know how to fail a test? Take anabolics, and then get tested. That’s the protocol. What else do people want? The UFC can’t watch over these fighters all the time. The fighters know the rules, and if they fail the test, they know the consequences.

  17. jew jitsu says:

    Lol Dana white
    No one wants to see your fat ass on tv
    Or in press conferences
    Or right in the middle of every stare down
    Or anywhere
    Play your part
    These guys should be tested
    At least 9 times a year

  18. Tim says:

    I say let them all take as many drugs as they want – they’ll get their asses handed to them in due course.

  19. Mike says:

    It does fucking sound like Dana needs to fucking delegate more. However, the fucking idea of the UFC randomly drug testing all these fucking fighters is in-fucking-sane. The athletic commission does it – so why the fuck should the UFC?
    Also sounds like there could be some fucking benefit in making policy changes. Not once have I ever received a phone call from the fucking president of any fucking company I’ve worked for to ensure I was going to be in a certain fucking place at a certain fucking time. If these guys signed a fucking contract, the UFC should fine the fuck out of them for missed appearances. If you miss X number of appearances, you’re fucking terminated. ’nuff said.

  20. Apox says:

    The UFC doesn’t need to do better. Its the fuckin Fighters that need to do better. The UFC is catching the fighters who ultimately make the decision to use PED’s. The only thing that the UFC could do better is start firing the fighters that get caught.
    I think the reason why fighters are using is because of the fact that the reprimand isn’t high enough. You get a slap on the wrist if you use PED’s in the UFC and thats where the UFC is losing its credibility and not because of the fact that their testing is catching the users. For Example: Overeem is still being considered for the fight… First fight in the UFC he beats a Bum and gets a Title shot gets caught before the fight using PED’s and is still considered for the title shot? He had 1 fight broke the rules and no real punishment is even being considered and don’t give me this he’s been fined bullshit. With all the commercials Overeem has done and all the accomplishments he’s made he’s got more then enough pocket change to pay some little fine.
    The UFC needs stricter punishments if they want to see their fighters tighten up but to blame the UFC and say can they do better? Can they do better Yes, do they have the time and money to do better? No and they shouldn’t have too, at some point it should come down to the Fighter to take responsibility for his actions and conduct himself in a manner appropriate for the UFC in and out of the Octagon.

  21. Lo says:

    Either legalize it all and stop testing altogether, or start actually punishing fighters who transgress by eliminating their contracts. Why would Overeem be worthy of still being on the card or even being in the UFC if he failed a test? It makes the entire issue of drug testing a sham.

  22. Lincoln Green says:

    A lot of what Dana says is nonsense. You have to remember that information has come from numerous fighters that upwards of 85% of all UFC fighters are abusing chemicals and cheating. So,what would Mr White do if the testing became too efficient. Also,his insistence of constantly repeating “375 fighters etc” is deliberately misleading as you would only need to focus on those fighters scheduled to fight in the upcoming 3-4 UFC events,not the entire roster all the time. “We have the gold standard blah blah blah” and so you fucking should you idiot,YOUR athletes are smashing knees,elbows,fists and feet into people’s eye sockets NOT running up and down passing a ball about. Their CHEATING carries with it much more severe consequences,sort it out,even if it means sacrificing your cheating Canadian poster boy.

  23. Gomay says:

    You hire people to specifically deal with testing you tighten contracts that say if youget caught your ass is gone…and if its impacting a main event we will SUE YOu. People will go oh shit let me think twice before getting shot in the ass.. nobody said he should be personally contacting GROWN ASS MEN to take care of their business NO other sport does that.. so gold standard these nuts come off you lil money and hire a firm or create a task force to deal with the issue. First MMA was considered barbaric and now it has this high visibility and has passed boxing and wrestling and now you’re going to allow it to goto the shitter with having a mystique of being a bunch of steroid junkies.

  24. Bill says:

    Is he that retarded and oblivious to what goes on in the United States around him? Look at our military. They are randomly drug tested on the regular and he can’t handle randomly drug testing 375 people? He needs to open his eyes.

  25. jbeamazing says:

    dana is right this is the fight game the ufc’s business is way more transparent then any other sport when this happens in the nfl,hockey, and especially boxing it goes under the radar these other sports most def don’t test before each contest the ufc goes out of there way to test there fighters while people forget the sport is younger then Miley Cyrus just because mma is the fastest growing sport remember were barley established yet
    and the athletic commission is in boxing’s back pocket that’s how you get boxers that are 30-0 so often and that 30-0 guy will get to fight a 14-14 guy sanctioned by the athletic commission in mma that can’t happen (unless your fedor)

  26. thetude says:

    Mr white, these 375 fighter have made you the rich prick that you always wanted to be, hire yourself a drug testing team to monitor PED use, its not like you have to be in there holding there dicks while they piss into a cup. I think you are aware of how much PEDs are abused in your company and the words random drug tests scare the shit out of you, How much money would you lose if today, you were forced to drug test and suspend any dirty fighters? my point is you are aware of the problem, you choose to look the other way, and in the end it means more money for you, but twenty years down the road you wont be the one paying for the fighters medical bills after they have fucked themselves up with years of roid abuse. PED USE IS CHEATING, AND DANA YOU ARE THE BIGGEST CHEAT OF ALL! Your cheating the fans who want to see a fair fight, your cheating the few fighters that make a point to stay clean and natural, and your cheating the health of the dirty fighters in your organization by not putting an end to this shit.

    • jbeamazing says:

      why should it be treated different then every sport they have better testing then baseball and every star in the 90’s has been caught and the biggest stars even got caught with there lie’s in front of congress

      • thetude says:

        thats bullshit, These days MLB scrutinizes everything that comes in and out of their players bodies, also baseball players arent trying to rip eachother apart (most of the time at least). Anybody can play baseball, the only thing that steroids effect on a baseball player is hitting power and throwing speed. It is dangerous and irresponsible to put a scientifically altered human being into a fighting cage with a normal clean athlete

  27. Larsonmars says:

    The focus needs to be on personal accountability and accountability from si of the fighters teams. If I were Dana I would have a zero tolerance policy that failed tests immediately voided a fighters contract and stipulated a minimum suspension time. Reinstatement could only come after a set time AND require the fighter to submit monthly tests at an UFC designated lab at his expense. I would then start to look at the fighters teams as a positive or negative influence and if several fighters from that team failed tests then I would question signing any fighter from that team.

  28. The babysitter says:

    Cryin like a little Bitch!!! Man the fuck up and pull the g string out. I gotta call guys out to press interviews and make sure they hold up their contractual agreements. Its impossible to test 375 guys and we are the gold standard of testing.

    1. Here’s a case of kleenex…
    2. If you have to babysit somebody. Cut them. Who the hell has to babysit some grown ass men? You mean to tell me you don’t have a shitload of young fighters that can fill that small possible void??? Because you have so many other companies competing with you for top fighters. C’MON MAAANNNNN…..
    3. You wanna be called a professional sport yet your crying about drug tests. How many times have we heard David Stern, Bud Selig, or Roger Goodell complain about having to babysit grown ass men??? I’ll wait…..
    4. You act like 375 is like 375, 000. Riiiiighhht…..

  29. Overoid says:

    Gotta hate those “band substances”

  30. ryan says:’s+Talk%3A+Dana+White+on+UFC+Credibility+and+PEDs

    this guy says whats up too

    at least the media aint given dana a way out. hes backed in a corner and knows hes gotta start cussing

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