UFC announced today that all potential UFC and Strikeforce signees will be subject to mandatory pre-contract screenings for performance-enhancing drugs. The policy officially went into effect on January 1, 2012.
“The health and safety of our athletes is our top priority,” said UFC President Dana White. “We’ve seen the issues performance-enhancing drugs have caused in other sports and we’re going to do everything we can to keep them out of the UFC and Strikeforce.
“Our athletes are already held to the highest testing standards in all sports by athletic commissions. Our new testing policy for performance-enhancing drugs only further shows how important it is to us to have our athletes competing on a level playing field.”
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