With the TJ return, I’ve heard a lot more people speaking about USADA lately. I can’t believe how many people actually think that USADA has cleaned up PED usage in the UFC. The facts: 8 fighters have been punished by USADA in 2021. (Source: https://ufc.usada.org/testing/results/sanctions/) There are over 700 fighters in the UFC’s testing pool currently. USADA is a tool to catch absolute morons (Jon Jones, O’Malley, etc.) Anyone with the slightest common sense can easily pass tests while being juicy. Forget obvious users like Costa, Francis, or Izzy. USADA catches like 15-20 people a year in a roster of 700+. To claim USADA is effective would be to claim that 95%+ of the UFC roster is clean. UFC should do away with the charade and just let fighters openly juice. It would lead to quicker fights ( Francis wouldn’t have to go back to Cameroon to cycle between fights, same for essentially every Russian and Brazilian on the roster), it would eliminate the arbitrary nature of punishing a few while most go free, and it would allow super juicers who don’t have to waste time cycling off and can go full TRT Vitor level.