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Tuesday, 05/22/2012, 04:04 am

Dana White On Drug Testing | "Yes, we're going to do our own testing,we're sorting it out now." | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister
UFC President Dana White comments to the Los Angeles Times.

White comments on the UFC implementing its own drug testing procedures following the recent situation with Alistair Overeem.

“The steroid, [performance-enhancing drug] thing affects the whole sport. The key is to make sure these guys never get on it, because once they do, they change. The problem with Overeem is that I want to sit in a room with him man to man and believe him. He told me before he ever fought for us, ‘Don’t worry, I’m the most tested athlete in sports.’ But I think we have about 42 fights a year … you have a guy or two popping [positive tests] here and there, that’s a pretty good ratio…. Yes, we’re going to do our own testing, order these guys into [a lab]; we’re sorting it out now. You have to do this to save the sport. You can’t have these guys fighting on this stuff.”

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