Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 12/28/12
Count Dana White as one of those in favor of not administering random drug testing. The UFC president made that crystal clear on Thursday when he addressed the topic directly. And the reasoning he offers may or may not be what you had in mind.“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. “If you randomly test them and then [the results] came out, you’d get the exact same suspension [for using marijuana] as you do for using PEDs. “Everybody thinks that if you did this random testing you’d catch so many guys on PEDs,” White said. “No. You’d catch more of the guys on marijuana. That’s where you’d really bust a lot of guys."White went on to say that he believed 400 out of the 475 fighters under contract would probably test positive for marijuana. That is over 80% for all of you non-math majors out there."I do not think the penalty should be the same for taking marijuana as it is for [using] performance-enhancing drugs," he said.Obviously, he is reluctant to give the nod to drug screening in fear of losing his fighters. However, if UFC desires to continue going mainstream they will have to implement more drug testing of sorts.Of course, maybe the real solution here is for the guys to quit getting high.Via Yahoo.
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