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Why can't the UFC accept performance enhancing drugs like Pancrase did?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by spacetime, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. spacetime

    spacetime Red Belt

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    It was even encouraged informally for the fighters to get juiced during the Pancrase days. Why does the UFC need to take a moral stand here?

    Pancrase was never shut down by any governing body, yet it was without regulations. Nobody could argue it wouldn't work.
     
  2. Luchador

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    Public perception obviously

    UFC owners' dream would be to convince the public that there was rigorous drug testing while letting everyone juice like crazy behind the scenes

    More juice means less pullouts, less weight misses, and more exciting fights.
     
  3. spacetime

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    Why would they care about that?
     
  4. kflo

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    yeah, pancrase was HUGE!
     
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    Only Here for Attachments Free from the yellow once again!

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    Because modern-day MMA fans would rather watch fragile, beaten-up, deflated guys pull out of fights, miss weight, fight "safe," and gas in 3 minutes than see high-level, exciting fighting with enhancements.
     
  6. Doctor Lenovo

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    How do you know all of this?
     
  7. spacetime

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    It was fun
     
  8. Turf Skirmish

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    Some PEDs are illegal and nobody should feel compelled to become a criminal, or risk their health, in order to compete on a level playing field.
     
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  9. kflo

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    meh....
     
  10. spacetime

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    That would motivate me even more. Be clean and fight someone who needs extra, and beat him
     
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    Fergelmince Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Because people perceive it to be cheating.
     
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  12. Dogo1

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    Pancrase is Japanese right, just like pride, sengoku, Dream etc.,HOw do you know the UFC is taking the moral high ground, aren't they mandated by the state governments to drug test?
     
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  13. Joshuagilbert91

    Joshuagilbert91 "are you fucking mirin' brah?"

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    they should let them juice to the gills if they want... more exciting fights, etc... plus in every sport, almost everyone is cycling... but hey if you're a clean fighter and you beat someone like Brock Lesnar or Ubereem, thats something else to brag about
     
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  14. spacetime

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    They weren't mandated to ruin the sport by bringing in Yusada and have random visits.
     
  15. Rvd Slmr

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    The UFC is deathly afraid of having it's own Chris Benoit, which is always a risk if you let PED and drugs run freely among fighters.
     
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    $4.0+ billion & new deal with espn & you think the sports ruined?
     
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    All it takes is a whistle blower and everything is done
     
  18. Ken Oath

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    Let them juice without this USADA bullshit like NBA and NFL.

    And even soccer although they have an ‘ADA they are paid off.
     
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    No AC is Japan
     
  20. koquerelle

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    Because it’s like that in many sport orgs. Look at the nhl, nfl and mlb.
     

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