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Old 04-03-2014, 05:40 AM   #11
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Fairly certain it has to do with the costs associated with testing.

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Old 04-03-2014, 05:44 AM   #12
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Fairly certain it has to do with the costs associated with testing.

It's not that expensive. Fairly sure it's got something to do with no one really being interested in neither A) more fighters testing positive, or B)Fighters not performing as well, cause they would have to stay off the PED's

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:15 AM   #13
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Why are fans of sports so stupid for? It's nearly impossible to properly regulate drug testing in sports. Hence, stop crying about drug use.

Bottom line is; if there's money involved, people will do anything to get the most of it. Failure to understand that reveals how far behind you are.

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:19 AM   #14
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Why not do it as they do in cycling? You have to fill out whereabouts, basically submitting your schedule to the governing bodies saying "april 5th I'm gonna be at this place, april 6th you can find me here" and so on.
Hey why don't we just make them take every shit in a bag to send in for analysis.

Because that's going too far just like having to submit your whereabouts 24/7. What is this the damn NSA!

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:20 AM   #15
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Hey why don't we just make them take every shit in a bag to send in for analysis.

Because that's going too far just like having to submit your whereabouts 24/7. What is this the damn NSA!
So you are against WADA style testing?

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Old 04-03-2014, 08:21 AM   #16
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Hey why don't we just make them take every shit in a bag to send in for analysis.

Because that's going too far just like having to submit your whereabouts 24/7. What is this the damn NSA!
No, it's not going too far if you're actually serious about not wanting to have athletes using PED's.

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Old 04-03-2014, 09:59 AM   #17
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My solution which everyone will hate is to do like Pride. They tell you you're going to fight like a month or less in advance and you find out who your opponent is a few days before when you get there. Does away with two things 1) cycling (needles, not wheels) and 2) excessive gameplanning (guys will just have to train for everything or specialize, their choice). I think number 2 will lead to way more finishes because guys are spending half their camp on neutralizing their opponents biggest weapons.

The #1 and #2 matches on the card could still be announced as normal. This would be required to promote the card. No one is flying out to vegas or pay for tickets otherwise. You then do random drug testing for those guys. Their revenue warrants the cost and it removes the complaint Zuffa has about the excessive costs and crazy logistics of random testing their whole roster (and they are right). Also one would assume that if they got through climbing the ranks on short notice fights without getting pinched, then they are very probably clean.

Guys could be allowed to opt out of being on the roster and remain on contract. Could be for injury, personal reasons or just not wanting a fight. But if you put yourself on the roster and you're not at or near the top in your division, then expect a call anytime.

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Old 04-03-2014, 10:12 AM   #18
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Impossible and impracticable to attempt monthly drug testing.

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Old 04-03-2014, 10:39 AM   #19
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My solution which everyone will hate is to do like Pride. They tell you you're going to fight like a month or less in advance and you find out who your opponent is a few days before when you get there. Does away with two things 1) cycling (needles, not wheels) and 2) excessive gameplanning (guys will just have to train for everything or specialize, their choice). I think number 2 will lead to way more finishes because guys are spending half their camp on neutralizing their opponents biggest weapons.

The #1 and #2 matches on the card could still be announced as normal. This would be required to promote the card. No one is flying out to vegas or pay for tickets otherwise. You then do random drug testing for those guys. Their revenue warrants the cost and it removes the complaint Zuffa has about the excessive costs and crazy logistics of random testing their whole roster (and they are right). Also one would assume that if they got through climbing the ranks on short notice fights without getting pinched, then they are very probably clean.

Guys could be allowed to opt out of being on the roster and remain on contract. Could be for injury, personal reasons or just not wanting a fight. But if you put yourself on the roster and you're not at or near the top in your division, then expect a call anytime.
lol at you thinking they tested in Pride. There's more than one reason why most pride fighters failed in the UFC even though they were young when they migrated to it.

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Old 04-03-2014, 02:19 PM   #20
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lol at you thinking they tested in Pride. There's more than one reason why most pride fighters failed in the UFC even though they were young when they migrated to it.
Not only do I not think they tested there, I think they encouraged it. Maybe even supplied it.



However I do think there is a few things we can pick up from their system that could be used to actually make the sport cleaner.

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