Dana White, the president of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) put efforts to defend the drug-testing program of this organization. According to the UFC, their strictest drug-testing program is in North America. Is it really true? Sometimes it seems that only fool sportspersons are caught using forbidden medicines by the UFC.
There are certain organizations that criticize the drug-testing policy of the UFC harshly. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) are main agencies that criticize drug-testing program of the UFC. But why do they do it? Undoubtedly, they struggle for own interests. They try to control steroid testing in all professional and amateur sport leagues in the whole world. It is not a secret that steroid testing has become a profitable business. Since they haven’t tested fighters for banned drugs, they have lost a lot of money.
But there are also several actual problems linked with the UFC anti-doping policy that must be observed. The CEO of the WADA Travis Tygart claims that steroid testing of the UFC isn’t effective. It goes without saying that the WADA has the most appropriate anti-doping policy. The UFC drug-testing policy can’t be even compared with that of the UFC. The CEO of the WADA notices that the UFC tries to look better than they are actually. The CEO of the WADA announces that it is quite ironically that the UFC defends own drug-testing program and doesn’t agree to have the same or just similar principles as the WADA has.
Major League Baseball did a huge mistake, proclaiming that steroids represent an essential problem in this sport. Thus, it was hurt good public perception about baseball. As for the National Football League, it was created perception that their drug-testing policy has been very effective.
A question appears: Is Dana White able to display that there is no steroid problem in the UFC?