Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City, New York
I think that, generally, any additional requirement is an improvement over the current PED policy, which is terrible. This particular policy is good for the UFC, as it keeps them from being under contract with fighters who are going to fail a test, so they aren't hiring guys on long-term contracts who land a disqualification in their first fight.
I do like the idea of random testing for all fighters on the UFC roster. I'm not sure how this would work, for the purposes of the UFC's current contract, but stipulating possible random testing for all fighters would definitely be a good thing. It'd be interesting to see how many guys would choose to take the risk anyway, if it was something like twenty fighters getting tested per month. I'm not sure that math is necessarily the strong suit, but some guys might think that they could get lucky, and that the reward might be worth it.
I definitely like being more thorough in policing PEDs in the UFC, especially. It increases the professional image of the sport in the United States a lot, and lets commissions know that the organization is serious about keeping their fighters and fights above board as they push for legalization in various states and countries where the sport is still illegal.
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