UFC 152 & UFC on FUEL TV 5 drug tests clean, one TUE

by John Morgan | source: mmajunkie.com

All fighters who underwent drug testing at UFC 152 and UFC on FUEL TV 5 tested negative for drugs of abuse (such as marijuana and cocaine), as well as anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancers.

Eight fighters were tested at UFC 152, while all fighters were tested at UFC on FUEL TV 5.

One fighter, who wasn't identified, received a therapeutic-use exemption for testosterone-replacement therapy at UFC 152, and tested within allowable limits.

UFC 152 took place Sept. 22 in Toronto, Canada, and UFC on FUEL TV 5 took place Sept. 29 in Nottingham, England. With no regulatory body handling the drug testing, responsibility fell to Marc Ratner, former Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and current Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the UFC.

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NotImpressedByYourScreenName site profile image  

10/11/12 6:14 PM by NotImpressedByYourScreenName

Personally I thought he meant PEDs stronger that tRt but who knows.EPO would explain bispings good cardio and its virtually impossible to detect with the AC'a simplicities testing.Same Witt Gh which is also expensive as fyck and would help explain why Bisping is being cheap and not paying his mgmt the agreed fees.

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10/11/12 6:11 PM by NotImpressedByYourScreenName

Your first paragraph is correct. They do test for all anabolic substances eg Winstrol, anavar, Boldenone etc and testosterone will come up in the test as a result, but T is a naturally occurring substance in the body so it's just the level they are concerned about. Hence the TE test.But aside from Test, no other anabolic or androgenic steroid is produced naturally so even a nano gram = failed test.This is why fighters are switching to TRT over other AAS. It's not actually the most effective steroid, ESP for cutting weight, but because it's naturally occurring they can take it and only have to worry about the levels, not eliminating all trace of the substance.Personally I think they should test for synthetic Test but this is more expensive plus will only lead to more fighter's getting TUE's.The thing about T:E ratio is you can manipulate E anyway. So even if your T is way high, as long as the E is high as well for the test, you pass. Very simplistic test, which is how I think the UFC and ACs like it.Even a seasoned tRt veteran like Calo would likely pass a random test.

MentaL site profile image  

10/11/12 6:04 PM by MentaL

Cali is 6:1

3rdLion site profile image  

10/11/12 5:52 PM by 3rdLion

I think Rampage was insinuating more recreational drug use. We all know Mike's TRT stance.

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10/11/12 5:41 PM by DanTheWolfman

So as long as everyone is under 6:1 T:E ration you don't have to worry whether you have an exemption or not, correct? So reality is No difference unless it's over, in which case you get tested, and you would still be over with a TUE, you would just have an explanation for the synthetic and not get punished as much perhaps. Do they actually test for other anabolic substances like Anavar/Winstrol etc or only if over the T:E ratio???If they do, you can still use synthetic T as long as you moniter, go off week before to drop under 6:1 correct? Heck, some might still be able to shoot 48 hours before and drop under 6:1 or would your Epi be too high? (heard most shoot 7 days before the fight)

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

10/11/12 5:11 PM by ChaosOverkill

bait thread is bait

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10/11/12 5:07 PM by SinCityHustler

I didn't get that impression at all.  Rampage was very vague about what he was talking about.  Knowing those guys pretty well, i'd have to think Rampage was holding back on disclosing illegal drug use, not steroids.     Belfort's physique looked abot 10 years younger.  My guess would be it's him and happy to know he tested within the limits.  I was expecting him to fail.  

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10/11/12 4:41 PM by World Peace's Left Elbow

I was always under the impression that a TUE doesn't give a fighter permission to be over the allowable T:E ratio.

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10/11/12 4:37 PM by NotImpressedByYourScreenName

You serious bro? It says all but one test came back clean, which clearly implies that one test came back dirty but that this was ok because there was a TUE.This is not true or accurate. The first test only screens for T:E ratio. If the TE ratio is outs whack like Chael's or Overeems then it is not a "clean" test which is what "all but one" implies. But the article goes on to say that all TE results were within acceptable levels so no tests even warranted a second look.It's only if a fighters results fail, eg TE ratio out of whack that the fighter can REQUEST that the B sample be tested for synthetic testosterone. Then, and only then, would the fighter on TRT's results have indicated the presence of synthetic testosterone, which would have been legal in this case due to TUE.In this case the TUE and the drug tests were two seperate things. No fighter failed the test or needed to explain their results because TE ratios were all within acceptable levels.I really should charge by the hour for this shit SMH

NJstileNJ site profile image  

10/11/12 3:46 PM by NJstileNJ

i thought roller was on TRT?