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IV rehydration "I'll just go to a hospital and they'll rehydrate me"

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  1. serr Green Belt

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    So what's wrong if a fighter goes to a hospital for IV rehydration? I don't see what's wrong with this. You think a hospital would turn someone down who's dehydrated when they're about to have a huge fight in a couple of hours?
     
  2. ShoelessRye Gold Belt

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    Well a doctor might legally prescribe steroids - and that doesn't matter to the UFC either. So if you go to a hospital or do it in your hotel room the result would be the same. You'd be busted for doing so in the post fight test and you'd end up forfeiting your win and your purse.
     
  3. meatballhat Orange Belt

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    I'm sure the fact that the fight is "huge" plays a "huge" role in their decision to admit you.
     
  4. IDGETKTFO White Belt

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    No they just wont clear the idiot to fight.
     
  5. icecap Blue Belt

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    rehydration via enema

    problem solved
     
  6. serr Green Belt

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    I meant that it would be dangerous to the patient's health to enter a fight all dehydrated.
     
  7. Con Air Blue Belt

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    I'm pretty sure the AC is gonna have something to say about a fighter being checked into a hospital within 24 hours of their scheduled bout.
     
  8. stevenseagle Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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  9. serr Green Belt

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    Why is IV banned in the first place? Fear of doping with it? A hospital won't dope you...
     
  10. Legendary Ꮥµpǝɹnøʌɐ

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    lolol. You walk into a UFC event with your VIP pass, only to see Fighter X with a tube up his/her ass in the backroom.
     
  11. CoffeeAndBeer OG from 1993

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    Don't be silly.
    They'll let em fight... everyone buys their tickets... everyone buys their PPV.... all sponsors get to have their advertisements shown.... everyone gets paid.... THEN they'll fine the athlete.
     
  12. CoffeeAndBeer OG from 1993

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    Decent point.
     
  13. MayhemMonkey Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?

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    what would it matter? they'd be penalised for messing up the drug test in some way. Id imagine the UFC will include the details in their contracts when the rule starts
     
  14. dipstickjimmy Black Belt

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    I think the point is that you (the fighter) shouldn't dehydrate more than you are able to recover from without the use of an IV. If you cant rehydrate with good old pedialyte then move up a weight class. I don't see what is so difficult about this concept. You are still going to have guys of the same/similar size in your division so whats the big deal?

    Barao goes to FW, Aldo goes to LW, etc, etc etc
     
  15. Jin Akutsu Gengar Belt Platinum Member

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    Aldo stop posting. :)
     
  16. ZuffaExecutive Red Belt

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    Blood doping,there looking for plasticides in the bag

    I kinda feel the iv ban is stupid.Youd think they would allow them to use it on fight nigh,t but test postive for plasticide before the fight anything other then 48hrs out and u get banned.
     
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    I honestly don't know how this will play out and won't until the rule has been in effect for a while. I don't know of any particular blood test that can detect IV usage and reliably differentiate it from other ways to get fluid into your system. AFAIK, plastic residues can get into your system without an IV being involved. And there are ways to use an IV with minimal or possibly zero exposure to plastics. Counting track marks seems to be equally problematic. Hiring a watchdog to 'guard' the athlete between weigh-in and fight time seems unlikely, as well.

    At a glance, it seems like the testing agencies might have created an unenforceable rule. Does anyone have any insider info on this issue?
     
  18. Headkicktoleg Titanium Belt

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    Excuse me if I'm wrong, but blood doping usually done shortly before competing like within 24 hours?
     
  19. Stan Black Belt

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    Because if you can't rehydrate naturally then you shouldn't be fighting at that weight. IV rehydration is plain and simply cheating.
     
  20. kwd1253 Green Belt

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    they can go to hospital and not get turn down. but you have paper work showing you got iv. so then the fight will get over turn if they won. makes more easier to get busted doing iv rehydration.
     

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