Archive: VADA

Mar 28, 2014 7:53 pm

VADA Responds To Fertitta’s Comments

By Evan Stoumbelis The Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) has responded to UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta’s comments regarding the potential for a third-party, in this case VADA, to test fighters year round. Former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is a very adamant supporter of third party testing. While training for his bout with Johny Hendricks Georges underwent...

Jan 14, 2014 7:00 pm

GSP Cites UFC’s Lack Of Support On Drug Testing As Reason For Leaving

Ever since Georges St-Pierre first announced his plans to take a hiatus from the sport of MMA, the tension between the former welterweight champ and the UFC has been exponentially growing. And on Tuesday, GSP added a little more fuel to the fire, admitting that one of the main reasons he decided to vacate his welterweight...

Nov 23, 2013 10:53 am

UFC 167 Fighters Test Clean For Banned Substances

According to Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer, all of the athletes at UFC 167 were drug tested, and all came back negative for performance enhancing substances and substances of abuse. UFC 167 featured a headlining fight between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks, with St. Pierre coming out victorious...


Sep 9, 2013 11:08 am

Team Hendricks & The NSAC Agree, GSP’s Drug Testing Inquisitions Raise Red Flags

  UFC welterweight title contender, Johny Hendricks, was accused last week of refusing to partake in the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency’s enhanced drug screening leading up to his title fight against welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre in November.  Now, Hendricks’ team has come out explaining why they refused VADA.  The main reason, it seems, is that the...

Sep 6, 2013 12:36 pm

Johny Hendricks has reportedly not followed through on VADA testing

French Canadian outlet, TVA Sports, is reporting that UFC welterweight #1 contender Johny Hendricks (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) has yet to fill out the proper paper work for the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA), prior to his scheduled main event bout with Georges St. Pierre (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC) at UFC 167 on November 16 in...

Mar 22, 2013 11:22 am

VADA Offers Up Free Testing Program For The UFC | UFC NEWS

The VADA organization has made diligent efforts to clean up the sport of Mixed Martial Arts through random, unannounced drug screening. More and more these days UFC fighters seem to be getting popped for banned substances, resulting in fines, suspensions and overturned verdicts of fights. In some instances pre-fight testing has cost the UFC main...

Dec 28, 2012 10:51 am

Dana White Slams Victor Conte and PED’s | MMA News

  With all the talk on performance enhancing drugs and the testing of said PED’s in the highlight of our sport, UFC president Dana White, along with the rest of the organization, have their hands full in keeping their sport as clean and fair as possible. With that said, White is shown here in an...

Nov 9, 2012 10:57 am

TUF 16 Coaches Pass Pre-Fight Drug Tests | MMA News

  Nice to finally see good news in the realm of MMA drug test results. TUF coaches Shane Carwin (12-2) and Roy Nelson (17-7) have both passed their pre-fight drug test for The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale which is set to take place on December 15th, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Resort in...

Nov 6, 2012 8:47 am

Rory MacDonald “Annoyed” With VADA Testing | UFC NEWS

“It already started. My first test was last week.” … I got a random knock on the door. They did the test. So from here to the fight, it’s just random testing.” “It’s pretty annoying. I don’t like getting woken up in the morning. It threw my routine off. I didn’t expect it. I forget...

Oct 20, 2012 10:15 am

Shane Carwin Declines VADA Enrollment | UFC NEWS

“The Ultimate Fighter” coaches have taped their season and put their focus in the training room as they prepare for their upcoming heavyweight clash. Roy Nelson, has enlisted in the VADA testing program and, it appears up until this point, has been lobbying for his opponent to do the same. According to a twitter posting...