Brazil’s Commission May Follow in NAC’s Footsteps with Failed Drug Test Punishments

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Fighters who tend to fight in Brazil more often than not need to double check everything they put in their bodies from here on out because their athletic commission (CABMMA) could be cracking down on drug test failures.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission recently approved measures for more severe penalties for drug test failures. One strike could get you suspended for three years while three strikes could ban you from fighting for life.

“We are want the best for the sport,” CABMMA chairman Rafael Favetti told MMAFighting, “so we analyze the matter from two variables: a) better adequacy of punishments according to the worldwide movements of punishment, and b) we still believe that this is a process of pedagogical and coercive character that offers greater equality to sports, so the planning and maturation requires a discussion of the subject with key actors, such as ABCD.”

Is this good for the sport of mixed martial arts? Are the punishments too severe, or does the fighter need to be made an example when he fails a drug test? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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