Ratner: No bonuses until clean drug tests

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

All fighters who compete on international events will be tested for performance-enhancing drugs, UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner today told MMAjunkie.com.

Additionally, the promotion won’t pay out fight-night bonuses until drug testing results are available, Ratner said.

Currently, the UFC offers cash incentives for “Knockout of the Night,” “Submission of the Night” and “Fight of the Night.” Typically, they are handed out after the event and announced by UFC President Dana White.

The changes will be in place this weekend when UFC on FX 7 goes down at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event’s main-card airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.

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