Texas expands drug testing for UFC 136

source: mma-boxing.si.com

At least the days where mixed martial artists bypass drug testing altogether in Texas might be behind us.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation required four contestants to undergo drug testing surrounding UFC 136 on Oct. 8 at the Honda Center in Houston — the second time in four months that the state body has asked this of MMA applicants since it started regulating the sport in 2003.

Two fighters were asked to complete drug testing prior to their bouts, while another two were tested following their bouts, said Susan Stanford, the public information officer for the TDLR. Stanford said the pre-fight tests were paid for by the contestants as part of their application process and the regulatory body funded the post-fight testing.

The TDLR won’t identify who was tested, what drugs they were tested for, or the results, pending a review from the agency’s general counsel to determine if this information is protected under the state’s Public Information Act.

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Tom O'Bedlam site profile image  

10/20/11 4:35 PM by Tom O'Bedlam

Not when they are written by someone with absolutely zero talent or journalism skills. Someone like say... Loretta Hunt   

gm72 site profile image  

10/20/11 4:11 PM by gm72

If chael wasent tested we know now mma is as big as boxing

thebroonies site profile image  

10/20/11 3:43 PM by thebroonies


Shahanshah site profile image  

10/20/11 3:31 PM by Shahanshah

No blood tests = a JOKE

JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

10/20/11 3:29 PM by JimmersonzGlove

It is and he wasn't. The article says the 4 people tested were the 4 people in the title fights.

bmd site profile image  

10/20/11 3:27 PM by bmd

Houston has the Toyota Center... not the Honda Center. The Honda Center is in Anaheim, CA... where UFC on Fox will be taking place.Does nobody do a simple Google search before writing articles?

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

10/20/11 3:27 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

I was thinking the same thing, but these commissions often try to get these little fees on different things. I didn't know if it was included in everyones application fee, or just those being tested.

thebroonies site profile image  

10/20/11 3:26 PM by thebroonies

It would be a farce if Chael wasn't tested.

gm72 site profile image  

10/20/11 3:20 PM by gm72

I say 20.1 this time