Dana White: VADA, WADA, badda, nada

source: mmajunkie.com

At BJ Penn's insistence, he and opponent Rory MacDonald will be undergoing extensive voluntary pre-fight testing for UFC 152. The testing will be conducted under the auspices of the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA).

However, it is not immediately clear what the consquences of a positive test would be.

UFC 152, which takes place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada will be regulated by the Ontario Athletic Commission. However, the OAC does not test for PEDs.

Commissioner Ken Hayashi explains.

"At the time the Ontario regulations permitting MMA was developed, we found no legal requirements on other professional sports, such as hockey or football, to have mandatory PED testing," said Hayashi. "Rather for other professional sports, mandatory testing for PED is left to the professional athletes (through their player's associations) and the league organizers to negotiate... We saw no evidence to treat professional combat sports any differently than other professional sports."

The "league organizers" are of course the UFC, and as they do for cases where there is no regulating AC, or an AC that does not test, at UFC 152 they have contracted with an independent drug testing laborator. However, the lab was not VADA.

UFC President Dana White, while unenthusiastic, is not standing in the way of the tests.

"B.J. wants to go drug test every f------ two days, good for him," said White. "Knock yourself out."

"It's just stupid. You've got guys like BJ and Big Country', and guys like that that are always out there talking smack. The Nevada State Athletic Commission does the drug testing.

"VADA, WADA, badda, nada. Whatever. Nevada does it, or California, or wherever we are."

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tags: UFC 152   PED   Dana White   BJ Penn (detail)  Rory MacDonald (detail)  


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Tankhead site profile image  

8/3/12 8:02 PM by Tankhead

Dana is a goof sometimes.

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8/3/12 6:41 PM by Megatherium


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8/3/12 6:15 PM by Ludelow

Dana needs to stop with his medication, it really shows all the moodswings!

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8/3/12 2:37 PM by Argo

he only turns on them when they get caught. Overeem cost him $ in PPV sales ... so Dana was really pissed. Chael cost him PR and an immediate rematch PPV cash ... so Dana was really pissed.Both Chael and Overeem quickly are forgiven and become buddies with Dana again when it appears they are close to making him money again.Dana is not happy with these fighters because these fighters expose Dana for the hypocritical FOS pile of dung he is on this issue.

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8/3/12 9:41 AM by junobeach

God damn that Mayweather, wanting strict drug testing in combat sports. Who the hell does he think he is?Doesn't he know Nevada or California or someone somewhere does something?

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8/3/12 9:33 AM by Orcus Knows MMA Better Than Goku

Cmonz Dana. Yeah the athletic commission tests but their test is a joke. I guess Dana isn't serious about cleaning up the sport.

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8/3/12 9:30 AM by NONURINAUMANA

BLAF the paradox.

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8/3/12 8:56 AM by vincan469

dana is a promaoter he doesn't care what the athletes do as long as they do it. the AC's gives the promoter rules to follow if they want to be able to operate. if it wasn't for the AC's requesting testing the UFC could not give two flying fucks what their employees did as long as they did it.the only time dana even gets pissed is when someone get popped during testing and it affects the bottom line. this by either a lot of money spent for prefight promotion or losing cash cows through suspension.

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8/3/12 8:27 AM by ssj

Dana being an goofy ****