Josh Gross argues with Thomson/Mitrione over drug testing in Bellator.

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  1. executionermma

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    and if you don't support USADA you are a shitty human
     
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    Well UFC did get ripped to shreds which is why they went with USADA. Its funny now to see how many media members are all like oh we dont need testing, what a joke etc when these same clowns were crying and writing articles every week about how UFC wasnt doing enough.

    As for Bellator nobody really cares as long as they do some sort of testing. Its not a big story that people care about and if its not a big story then there isnt any need for them to have a more advanced setup.

    Hell if UFC wasnt being primed to sell and media werent shitting on them they might not have even done the USADA testing.
     
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    Awaiting for Askren's two cents
     
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    Yea not to mention he pissed clean in all his tests.
     
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    Somebody disagreeing with you on a very-complex subject [whether you want to admit it or not, the use of performance-enhancing drugs is a very morally-ambiguous topic and that's why it's been so controversial-- especially when you get into things like the lengths USADA has to go to to accomplish their goal, like watching a man disrobe and get into the shower just so they don't leave your sight, and having to report your location every morning and every night to an agency just in case they want to test you] devalues their quality as a human?
     
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    USADA is a joke - they let Lesnar have special privledges so he can fight. Once that happened all the credibility went out the window. It’s on the same level as WWEs drug testing at this point
     
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    not really, you are right, but the same can be said about his post
     
  8. sodomanaz

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    This was Bjorn era Bellator. This was a time when Bellator events were almost exclusively held in Indian casinos.

    People could choose to like or hate certain things that coker has done, but his stead legitimization of Bellator with respect to bigger venues, more drug testing, and an overall more professional feel is undeniable.
     
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    Well to be fair, the UFC was testing a lot more the fighters on the there cards and picking up the tab for the extra testing. But yes they were under the same regulations that Bellator is now. Basically leave it up to the AC to do the testing. The problem is they don't have much money to work with so usually only a few guys at best get tested on the card. UFC was making sure all main event and co-main event guys got tested and then I believe they randomly picked like another six or so guys on the card if my memory serves me correctly as this was 10 years ago or so. Then before they went with USADA I believe they were testing everyone on the cards. But a majority of the tests were happening right around the event itself. Not much random stuff unless the AC wanted to do it.
     
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    From what I understand if you are caught in BMMA, penalties are pretty stiff as far as $$$$.
    Gegard has in his contract that he can have his opponent tested before any fight- and Coker repeated the heavy penalty afterwards.
    The only problem is im sure Bellator fighters have found a way to get around their system of testing vs that of usada .
    I like usada- it truly does make it fair playing field.
     
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    I heard Bellator doesn't ban TRT.
     
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    I'm guessing this is basically it. The loophole Wanderlei attempted to use with the UFC before his planned fight with Chael didn't work out under USADA, but I bet it's A-OK with the Bellator system.
     
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    completely agree and recognize that the ufc's testing is superior to bellator's, even pre usada.

    i hope that bellator continues to become more professional in time.
     
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    Ben Askren is on record stating he'd only been drug tested once his entire time in bellator.

    Anyone who even insinuates bellator drug testing is up to par with the UFC are out their god damn minds. It's basically an IQ test, remember that comparison everyone?, on whether or not you pass in bellator because it's left up to the commission.
     
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    it doesn't make any sense that they did USADA because some media members were winning about it. I doubt they were losing viewers because of that. they just wanted to sell the ufc for a lot of money and went with the package reebok + USADA to look good and just sell. I really doubt lorenzo would have ever contracted USADA if he didn't want to sell. it just doesn't make sense and it wouldn't be a couple media members whining about it that would change his mind
     
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    Source?
     
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    He does Know that the UFC Let Cro cop off right?
     
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    what a retarded generalization by gross.


    i honestly havent heard that guys name in years
     
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    Old school referenc go back to saving the whales.
     

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