UFC NEWS – Overeem Would Like More Fair And Frequent PED Testing In MMA

December 14, 2011 9:35 am by Pedro Carrasco

“I’ll be tested four times in three weeks this month, so after this, there cannot be any more doubts. The thing is, I’ve fought in the States before and every time I got tested, I’ve never tested positive. So I don’t where all [the speculation about steroid use] is coming from. I’m too focused on my career, and I don’t really pay attention to these messages… I cannot judge other fighters, though of course sometimes you have your suspicions. Do I think testing should be [done] more [frequently]? Yes, I do think it should be done more, but I think it should be applied to all athletes and not just a randomly select few. That would be the fair thing to do, right? Otherwise, you would have select testing, and that is unfair.”

UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem took to YahooSports! to talk about the Performance Enhancing Drug testing procedures in MMA amongst other things.

His call for more frequent and fair testing guidelines is a very relevant topic, especially in light of what he has gone through this week while trying to obtain a license to fight in Nevada.

But is he right? Should someone step up and implement more stringent testing guidelines in our sport? Especially considering that 99% of fighters claim that 99% of fighters use some form of performance enhancer yet outside of a select few fighters none get caught or are even tested?

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