White: 80% of UFC athletes would fail random marijuana test

by Kevin Iole | source: yahoo.com

Dana White said Thursday that if he were to implement year-round, random drug testing of his approximately 475 contracted fighters, as many as 80 percent of them might wind up being suspended.

The drug he's concerned about, though, is not what you might think.

The outspoken UFC president reiterated his long-held position that drug testing by state athletic commissions is sufficient to police the sport. When pressed if he's considering a random, year-round drug screening process to try to eradicate performance-enhancing drugs from the UFC, White said he is not certain. He said it is something he's never considered previously.

Then, he conceded he's worried about a slew of positive tests if he did adopt such a regimen.

"Forget about PEDs," White said. "If we get into this system that we're talking about where we would randomly test these guys, do you know how many guys would probably test positive for marijuana? It would be probably off the charts.

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Libero21 site profile image  

12/29/12 1:26 PM by Libero21

Who isn't?

Smith1234 site profile image  

12/29/12 12:15 PM by Smith1234

Tatoo not ratios.

Smith1234 site profile image  

12/29/12 12:14 PM by Smith1234

There is no way majority of adults smoke weed. The majority of adults also don't have ratios.The UFC fighter is a bad data set to try to extrapolate to the rest of the population bro.Anyway, I don't care who smokes what, just wanted to correct this false statement.

BendosBaptisedBitch site profile image  

12/28/12 9:18 PM by BendosBaptisedBitch

Its Eric the cum stained midget/ actor from the Stern show. I believe hes at the Bunny Ranch

subwrassler site profile image  

12/28/12 6:46 PM by subwrassler

this made me lol

Hocky Balboa site profile image  

12/28/12 5:55 PM by Hocky Balboa

The economy must really be in the toilet if Dana is cooking at Benihana on the side.

Hungry4Stink site profile image  

12/28/12 5:51 PM by Hungry4Stink

I bet it's a lot lower than 80%. A lot of people just don't like the feeling of being high so they don't smoke. I used to own a recording studio and, as a pothead myself, I was surprised how many musicians didn't smoke.I would bet that more fighters use PEDs than smoke pot.

Winston Wolf site profile image  

12/28/12 5:46 PM by Winston Wolf

sounds about right

JustSaying site profile image  

12/28/12 5:39 PM by JustSaying

You're just misinformed.  Majority of adults smoke weed.  Why do you think Dana assumes that 80% of the fighters would get canned if they were tested?   Just sit back and let live.