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Do you think USADA would give GSP (for UFC @ NY) an exemption like they did Brock?

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  1. essie kay hansen's pink scrunchie Platinum Member

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    GSP really wants to fight on the NY card but that is less than 4 months away. We know that you need to enter into the testing pool for 4 months so the timeline doesn't add up. Do you think Brock failing his tests would make them weary about granting another exemption?

    note: To be clear I am not insinuating anything about GSP nor am I comparing him to Brock. I just find the situation similar.
     
  2. KONE Double Yellow Card Banned

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    I'm pretty sure the USADA exemption means that GSP is treated as a "new fighter" because when he retired, USADA wasn't around. Contractually he is not eligible for the 4 month testing period. I could be mistaken but this is how I understood it. So yes, he would get the exemption.
     
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  4. essie kay hansen's pink scrunchie Platinum Member

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    That does make sense but I guess what I am wondering is if it as case by case thing or you are, no matter what, exempt from the 4 month period if you didn't fight in the USADA era. If it's by USADA's discretion I could see them being a little hesitant after Brock.
     
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    He's got a full time exemption. Last Samurai if Conor loses.
     
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    If it was a "case by case" thing that is incredibly bullshit. I'm pretty sure everyone who comes back after retiring when USADA wasn't around gets the same treatment.

    The Brock thing is hilarious though. He was only eligible for testing until he signed, signed a month away from his fight and STILL fucked up. Twice.
     
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    I agree that it is silly, I'm not endorsing it. The only reason I think it may be is because Sonnen said he isn't eligible for the Portland card because of USADA.
     
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    Brock failed a fight night test.

    You have to not even be trying to fail a fight night test at this point. I assume his piss just melted through the cup and he walked away laughing.
     
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    Oh I wasn't saying you were, I just wanted to bring it up because it was funny.

    Also, I think that's because Sonnen legit has no idea whether he'll pass an USADA test or not. If he fails he'll just say "oh well fuck it I tried" lol

    lmao I said it before but I have to give Brock his props for not giving a single solitary fuck about drug tests. And why would he? Sign up, stick needles up his ass (@Limbo Pete), receive money, leave.
     
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    No need to give him an exemption. when he retired USADA wasnt in place. Just as they didnt need to give brock an exemption (And they said that in their statement)
     
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    I think Brock probably ruined these exemptions for everyone.
     
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    Doesn't matter, GSP's never pissed hot anyways.
     
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    Im sure GSP could care less if he is exempt and would readily accept any USADA testing of him
     
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    Talk of exemptions with fighters who were never in the program is and was dumb with Brock. The point of the 4 months is for people who leave the testing and want to come back, not fighters who happen to have old contracts with the UFC.
     
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    There would be significantly more time to test GSP since that fight is a few months away.

    It would look fishy if they waited until three weeks out to sign it doe
     
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    Yeah, pretty clear that he figured fuck it, the most they will do is give me a (comparatively) small fine and ban me from competing in a sport I don't need to be a part of.
    Dude cleaned up.
     
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    Brock caused a PR nightmare by being excluded from an appropriate testing period, but the mitigating point is that it was 'short notice' as he was legitimately a late addition to a card who lost its headlining bout. Then the ding-dong goes ahead and fails two tests, underlining the necessity behind an appropriate testing period.

    Honestly shows the flaw in this current policy.

    If Georges doesn't voluntarily, or get 'asked' to do a reasonable testing window leading up to his return, its going to be a PR disaster and will dominate the headlines.
     
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    Yes. As they should.


    I can't fathom why so many of you seem to want to see red tape fuck over what could be epic fights. If the guys are juicing they'll be caught, so relax.
     
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    Which is why it hasn't been signed. Everyone around him says he's training and ready for a comeback so if he just acts like he wants to fight out of nowhere 3-5 weeks before the NY card, it will be clear what he's doing.
     

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