Why is UFC so heavily tested and not NBA or NFL

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  1. Mebetter Purple Belt

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    The UFC all time greats legacy have been ruined by steroid scandals, when the NBA and NFL also has a high amount of people cheating using steroids and those guys never get tested or found guilty of anything even though they are better athletes than in the UFC; and they all look like Sage / Ubereem/ and Lesnar.
     
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    NBA and NFL have unions, they would never allow it.

    They aren't stupid. They know it would kill their sports and hurt the bottom line so the issue is swept under the rug
     
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    The NBA players smoke weed and are rail thin except for lebron

    The NFL is not stupid enough to have legit testing
     
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    It's a little thing called liability.
     
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    1) they are tested (for rec drugs)
    2) they have unions

    ^ this guy beat me
     
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    NFL and NBA do not have in season drug testing. MLB does and they were rocked by a steroid scandal
     
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    Actually they do and know when the tests are coming
     
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    “Rail thin” ? They may look skinny, but remember they are all taller than 6 ft. Most of them are taller than NGannou. So how skinny they are has to be looked at in relation to they’re height. They aren’t small men.
     
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    They're playing with a ball.
     
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    There not small, there thin

    The average shooting guard is 6'6 190
     
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    Sucks. But athletes do what they can for a competitive advantage... Steroids and Cheating is just a part of sports...
     
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    NFL does have random drug testing and people do get suspended pretty regularly.
     
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    I also believe that it is all about the unions. The unions are mainly interested in preserving the longevity of the union itself. It behooves them to allow PED's because bigger, stronger, faster athletes get bigger contracts. As long as said players keep paying their union dues (which increase along with their salaries) then the union maintains its power and influence. The union leaders can also pay themselves and their cronies more and more.
     
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    American sports have been built on steroid use. I laugh when people think these guys are clean.
     
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    This is easy to forget as size is relative.
     
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    Probably because those "athletes" are bouncing a ball around a small court while fighters are bouncing their heads on the mat?

    You can't compare ball sports to actual fighting.

    Most of them are sticks, height isn't an excuse, compare Wade at 6'4 to Overeem, Stipe, Ngannou, Brock etc
     
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    The UFC's testing is completely controlled by Usada, they are the most strict anti doping agencies in the world.
     
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    All players must be given 24 hours notice before a drug test can be given in the NFL.
     
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    NFL players get popped all the time.
     
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    that doesn't help you pass. The big difference is they have so much more money so they can buy designer drugs that are harder or impossible to detect.
     
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