Independent laboratory to perform UFC 129 drug testing

source: has learned that the Ontario Athletic Commission did not oversee pre and post-fight drug testing for last night’s UFC 129 event in Toronto, contrary to its current set of MMA rules which state that the commission will “[test] competitors for performance enhancing and illegal drugs, where it is required in the contract between the promoter and the competitors.”

According to former Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director and current UFC Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Marc Ratner, testing for performance enhancing substances and for drugs of abuse were administered by an unnamed independent laboratory hired by the UFC.

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Whambo site profile image  

5/3/11 2:24 PM by Whambo

NP with independant lab doing it, but I'd hope they report back to the Ontario Athletic commission and not the UFC.

japetto site profile image  

5/3/11 2:20 PM by japetto

Looks like at least one guy might get off the hook.

RickRude site profile image  

5/2/11 11:31 AM by RickRude

somethin shady about it

Chris Power site profile image  

5/2/11 9:18 AM by Chris Power

This KILLED me, haha.

Gibrawk site profile image  

5/2/11 9:15 AM by Gibrawk

I believe (don't quote me) that there is an independent one in Ontario that was started by the Canadian Olympic committee and Dick Pound.

Archer0545 site profile image  

5/2/11 6:41 AM by Archer0545


Just Kidding site profile image  

5/2/11 6:12 AM by Just Kidding

Lyoto was exempt from testing because he was the one performing it. His karate senses are so tuned he can detect foreign agents in urine samples on taste and bouquet alone.

john joe site profile image  

5/2/11 6:05 AM by john joe

why, because one athletic commission in canada deferred testing on one occasion?The UFC has conducted its own testing in places like the UK before; Chris Leben was popped at UFC 89 in the UK, that was testing overseen by the UFC not an AC

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

5/2/11 5:39 AM by ChaosOverkill

yup it's piss

RML site profile image  

5/2/11 5:31 AM by RML

 The UFC puts on shows in cities with NO commission.. so handling the drug testing on their own is nothing new.