I’ve previously discussed some of the biggest legal threats to MMA with PED abuse and inadequate policies addressing this being one of them. I’ll confess that when a lawyer talks about the law, especially in a hypothetical situation, it can be a little dry. Enter Ben Miller. Last week Ben authored an article at the Wrestling Observer discussing what the PED lawsuit will look like in MMA. It’s a hypothetical first person account and Ben paints a compelling picture which, unfortunately, is all to easy to see playing out. It starts as follows:
You can click here for the full article which I encourage you to read. The bottom line is PED abuse exists and the inadequate policies addressing this creates a genuine threat to the combat sports industry. This is a fixable problem and reforms can be put into place. Absent these, however, it is likely only a matter of time before a retired athlete will tell the same tale as Ben and when that plays out in Court the damage to the sport will not easily be undone.