Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 11/9/14

Alistair Overeem flunking his random pre-fight drug test only reinforced the sentiment held by many pundits that surprise exams should become the norm. Unfortunately for those hoping to rid mixed martial arts of performance-enhancing drugs, or at least taper its abuse, athletic commissions simply don’t have the funds to chase fighters down year-round.

According to UFC president Dana White (Pictured) – who spearheads an MMA organization some believe is valued over a billion dollars – it isn’t his company’s responsibility to do so.

“We don’t do random testing,” White flatly stated following Saturday’s ‘UFC on FUEL TV 2′ press conference. “You sign a deal with us, you get tested. You go into ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ you get tested. We test. We don’t even have to [expletive] test. That’s not what we do. That’s what the athletic commission does.

“Then the athletic commission now is doing random tests before, leading up to the fight, after the fight. They’re being tested like crazy. The [expletive] testing in this sport is insane. It is literally the gold standard in all of sports.

“So now for people to say, ‘UFC should random test.’ Do you have any [expletive] idea how much [expletive] I do in a week? And how many guys we’re trying to keep a rein on – this, that and the other?”

Any of the two million people following White on Twitter know how much of a jet setter he is, so nobody expects him to pester his employees to pee in a cup. However, the UFC could outsource the job and allow a specialist to do the honors. According to White, it would eventually fall back on his plate, regardless.

“We have a ton of staff and the answer isn’t throwing more bodies at this thing,” White shared. “When all this [expletive] happens, I have to make personal phone calls. Me.

“I have to make personal phone calls and say, ‘Dude, why are you not showing up for this [expletive] thing you’re supposed to do? Did you say ‘no,’ you wouldn’t do this?’ I’m still making personal phone calls like that.”

Depending upon who you ask, the extent of how dirty the sport is varies. Some veterans have suggested as high as 90% of pro MMA fighters are using some form of PEDs. White professes the UFC is doing all it can and it’s time for the athletes to do a better job of policing themselves.

“So it gets to the point where people are starting to say, ‘This is starting to affect the credibility.’ It does not affect the credibility of the UFC. We are 100 percent more on top of drug testing than any other [expletive] sport on earth, other than the Olympics,” White added.

“You’re grown men. You’re [expletive] adults. You’re professional athletes. How many [expletive] times do you have to be told not to do this, to the point where you completely blow your entire [expletive] career?”

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