There has been much talk over the last two years of the UFC having the “best anti-doping program in professional sports” but it seems they may be backing up the talk. In conversation with Joe Rogan on the JRE Experience, UFC Vice President of athlete performance Jeff Novitzky revealed that the UFC are now employing cutting edge technology on behalf of USADA
In the latest of our regular pieces looking back at 2017 from an anti-doping perspective, we investigate the spate of positives from fighters newly signed to the UFC.
In Part 1 of our roundup of 2017 from an anti-doping perspective we looked at the fights that didn’t happen. In Part 2, we round-up the “most tested” match-ups of the year.
Two years into the UFC anti-doping program, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) continue to have an impact on the sport. In the first of a series of weekly pieces looking at the highs and lows of 2017 from an anti-doping perspective, we look at the fights that didn’t happen.
Over the last few days, it seems that everybody has a theory, from cutting-edge masking agents to contaminated Gatorade. We try to separate the fact from the fiction in the Jon Jones case. Read the rest of this article on MMA-TODAY
Late last night it was revealed that UFC Light-Heavyweight champion Jon Jones had tested positive prior to his UFC 214 victory over Daniel Cormier, allegedly for the steroid Turinabol. We look at what it is, how it is detected, and what happens next for Jones. Read the rest of this article on MMA-TODAY
Today it was announced by the UFC that Jessica Penne had become the first victim of the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) after discrepancies led to target analysis of a sample from March 2017. So what is the ABP? What is the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP)? In short, the ABP is an ongoing record of an... Continue Reading →
Note: Since posting this piece, Andrea has confirmed that because she is fighting the weekend before the proposed try-outs it would be unlikely she could attend. https://twitter.com/AndreaKGBLee/status/860132305066766337 The UFC have also stated that the decision is not definite and the idea of a 125lb TUF is still being tossed around. Nonetheless, it still draws an... Continue Reading →