Research was presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society this week with an apparent breakthrough in PED testing noting that a new method has been identified which “is a thousand times more sensitive to performance enhancing drugs“. The new method is apparently commercially viable, inexpensive and can identify various PED’s up to two … More Cleaning Up PED’s in Combat Sports – Perhaps Science Has the Answer
Since their creation earlier this year the BC Athletic Commission has been one of the busiest in the Country overseeing a host of amateur and professional combat sports events with perhaps the most high profile being the recent World Series of Fighting event this past weekend in Vancouver. With all of these events how many … More BC Athletic Commission Still Without TUE Policy; WADA Standards Likely Default
It is no secret that PED abuse exists in the world of elite sports and MMA is no exception. Recent developments are shining a spotlight on this topic and the question is will this become a crisis for the sport or an opportunity. It all started with Georges St. Pierre volunteering for enhanced testing … More A Perfect Opportunity for PED Reform in MMA
When the UFC enters markets that don’t have compulsive drug tests some questions spring to mind such as what, if any, performance enhancing drugs are outlawed for such shows? Are Therapeutic Use Exemptions ever granted and if so who is in charge of granting these? The UFC’s latest event in Ontario provided an opportunity to … More “The UFC Does Not Grant TUE’s” When Entering Unregulated Markets?
The diverse landscape of MMA regulation makes for potentially interesting issues whenever the UFC dips their toes in a new jurisdiction. With UFC 161 bringing the organization to Manitoba for the first time a question worth asking is which substances run afoul of Manitoba’s Combative Sports Commission? Article VIII of the UFC’s Fighter Contract requires … More What PED’s Are Out of Bounds for UFC 161?