The UFC president Dana White suggests that numerous MMA fighters administer marijuana. This person is troubled by this issue. While anti-doping organizations put efforts to clean sports from intake of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs, the UFC president claims that it is needed to test fighters for recreational drugs randomly. The UFC president says: “Forget about steroids!” He claims that it is the time to be troubled by usage of marijuana and other recreational drugs by MMA fighters.
It is known that those who are caught administering anabolic steroids and/or other related medicines are banned from competitions. Which sanctions are for those that test positive for recreational drugs? You should know that the punishment is the same.
Don’t you wonder how many athletes are caught using marijuana and/or other related remedies, if random testing for recreational drugs will be established in the UFC?
475 fighters have signed contracts with the UFC. It is supposed that if random testing is conducted, about 80% of these fighters will be caught using these drugs.
The United State Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) would be glad to sign a contract with the UFC in order to promote cleaning it from doping. They consider that the UFC should have the same anti-doping program like other sports organizations have. But Dana White doesn’t want to sign a contract with the USDADA and the VADA. He affirms that the State Athletic Commission test fighters for banned substances. It is enough in order to clean the UFC from administration of banned medicines, according to Dana White.
It becomes obvious that the UFc president doesn’t wish to clean MMA from doping. Previously he has pronounced several affirmations for support of testosterone replacement therapy among fighters. He has said that any fighter should take steroids under recommendations of his doctor, if he has hypogonadism. Sportspersons must obtain therapeutic use exemptions in order to compete professionally while administering several steroids. But it is possible to note that therapeutic use exemptions often serve as an excuse for doping. A lot of successful fighters have gotten therapeutic use exemptions and use steroids while fighting. So, doping continues prospering in MMA.
Why doesn’t Dana White put efforts to eliminate usage of doping products and smoking pot from MMA? Think logically! The fight against doping and smoking will influence on business negatively.