Drug testing and UFC's shadiness

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  1. chinarice

    chinarice Gold Belt

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    To change things up from the normal discussion of the last few hours, I'd like to know people's thoughts on the whole situation, without their thought on Jones.

    Who administered this test? Was it the AC or the UFC directly? If so, I would venture they knew the results before this fight occurred, right?

    To me, the UFC look shadier than they ever did, at this point.

    I could be wrong regarding who did the testing but I can't see how they conveniently got the results 1-2 days after the fight when it was done a month prior.

    Obviously a good reason to not come out before the fight with the results is because the whole card would be ruined and millions would be lost but that's pretty detrimental to the UFC's image (they do enough to tarnish it without this situation).

    Anyway, thoughts?
     
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    tasticles Red Belt

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    I no longer give a shit because I recognize this joke circus is not a real sport but can be very entertaining.
     
  3. Hfxtc

    Hfxtc Green Belt

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    Line the dots. The UFC announces it is giving up drug testing days before this is publicly announced...
     
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    Exactly. It all makes too much sense and lines up too perfectly to be coincidence. Fuck the UFC.
     
  5. Master Shonuff

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    Not prohibited. UFC didn't want to jeopardize another PPV
     
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    "Lines up". Was this a bones reference?
     
  7. chinarice

    chinarice Gold Belt

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    I agree with all points. From the CM Punk situation (I am a pro-wrestling fan), the Askren situation, their payout amounts to a good chunk of the roster, the GSP situation, ridiculous instant rematches and the list goes on and on.

    Will still watch, though.
     
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    Fergelmince Brown Belt

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    It definitely gets closer to that every day.
     
  9. thechoice2

    thechoice2 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    This is the commission's fault not the UFC's. The UFC is a promotion and their job is to make the most money possible for their shareholders. The athletic commissions is there to protect the athletes first and foremost, and to allow a fighter with a substance abuse problem to go out and compete is a disgrace.

    And I believe they only use Wada's banned substance list and their testing, they don't actually have to use WADA's punishment guidelines when handing out discipline to fighters that fail tests.
     
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    chinarice Gold Belt

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    What benefit does the Athletic Commission receive from withholding this information, though?

    You're saying a bunch of reasons UFC have to withhold this information. The AC just thinking, lets be a disgrace and cover it up and only hurt ourselves? Has to be more to it than that.
     
  11. Blackened

    Blackened It is a new era! Double Yellow Card

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    UFC doesnt have shareholders
     
  12. Blackened

    Blackened It is a new era! Double Yellow Card

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    UFC has AC in back pocket...
     
  13. chinarice

    chinarice Gold Belt

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    Absolutely. I wouldn't even be surprised if the whole GSP situation had even a little something to do with this whole situation.

    Cerrone supposedly brought it up years ago. It's no stretch to think another guy whom trained there with him also knew this and knew the UFC knew this and were doing nothing about it, giving him extra reasons to leave.
     
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    capnlarge Silver Belt

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    If you read the original article, it was the AC that administered the test and they admitted to knowing the result before the event, since it was administered on Dec 4 but they could not prevent the fight from happening because cocaine is not illegal outside of competition.
     
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    Sounds like something is horribly broken in the system, based on all of that.
     
  16. ackileez

    ackileez ANALINGUSing a PAWG

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    No wonder why Dana shit on the one superstar of MMA in GSP.

    If Jones was around during the GSP, Pride influx, Silva era, UFC might have never made it mainstream.

    GSP really set the precedent that MMA fighters are professionals, 7 years holding the title, and a few more as a young buck, not one media blunder.

    & Dana shits on this guy LOL...and defends Jones.

    Shits funny as hell sometimes
     
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    Commissions tested him, the commission used WADA standards, WADA doesnt consider coke illegal in out of comp testing. NSAC couldnt suspend or call off the fight.

    Thats on them not the UFC.
     
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    Not canceling fights or changing results due to recreational drug use is one of the few sane things the commission has done recently.
     
  19. UL

    UL no more yellows Double Yellow Card

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    Ufc drug testing was always going to be shady

    Said it from day 1
     
  20. TardStrong

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    I read that the results were out on the 23rd and the UFC knew about it

    Don't they have to specifically be testing for Cocaine? Why do they do that if it is not illegal? Like how many things did they find and not find in his urine? They have to test for each individual item correct?
     

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