Nelson enrolls in VADA testing

by Chris Palmquist | source: The Underground

In advance of his December bout with Shane Carwin, Roy Nelson has enrolled in voluntary drug testing with VADA, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association. His enrollment was made public to, in a letter from President of VADA, Dr. Margaret Goodman:

This letter is to advise the Mixed Martial Arts LLC that Mr. Roy Nelson is a participant in the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) program. He is subject to randomly-selected testing for performance enhancing drugs and methods through December 15, 2012.

We will keep the MMA LLC apprised of test results. Do not hesitate to contact me or VADA’s Chief Legal Counsel, Ryan Connolly (, if you have questions or concerns.

There is no confirmation as of yet if his opponent, Shane Carwin, has enrolled in the testing or not as well.


tags: Roy Nelson (detail)  Shane Carwin (detail)     


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Upperbutt site profile image  

10/31/12 7:57 PM by Upperbutt

Hating on Roy Nelson is like hating on Homer Simpson. True douchebag behaviour and completely un-american.

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10/31/12 11:00 AM by shootfightermike

i dont care for juice

Mdson site profile image  

10/31/12 10:22 AM by Mdson

By the time VADA starts testing, the smart PED users have already cycled off (and I am not talking about Shane here). VADA testing isn't olympic testing, they do NOT test year-around, because the testing starts only when the agreements are signed. PED users are not ON gear close to a fight, the drugs are taken off season, when they do not have a fight scheduled.

Heroic Rise site profile image  

10/31/12 10:14 AM by Heroic Rise

Then it looks like shane is hiding something

samúð og völd site profile image  

10/31/12 8:00 AM by samúð og völd

What fights were you watching? Even with a body fat percentage as high as Roy's is, he still somehow possesses better cardiovascular fitness than other heavyweights( Pat Barry, Matt Mitrone, Shane Del Rosario, Shawn Jordan).

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10/31/12 7:32 AM by CREamed_by_DongJ

Nobody is more annoying and idiotic in the UFC than this guy, VADA lacks credibility completely and Shane Carwin should not volunteer. I hope Carwin KOs him clean in the 1st.

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10/31/12 7:07 AM by HallmansHammock


Rille site profile image  

10/31/12 6:58 AM by Rille

Probably more about not fighting a juiced opponent. Hopefully Shane will enroll too but i doubt it.

Knuckle Punch site profile image  

10/31/12 1:47 AM by Knuckle Punch

Funny how Roy wants to get tested so bad. I wonder if someone accused him of being on the juice

Flexo site profile image  

10/31/12 1:04 AM by Flexo

What you lookin at my gut fer?