PED’s and Drug Use in MMA: Is there a solution?

THE TAKEDOWN™

By: Connor Lutzko

Over the course of the past month, the MMA community has seen numerous fighters popped for performance-enhancing drugs. We witnessed the greatest martial-artist that has every walked the globe in Anderson Silva, test positive for Drostanalone metabolites and Androstane, two banned substances. Days after, news broke that welterweight power puncher Hector Lombard tested positive for desoxymethyltestosterone during his fight with Josh Burkman. This is an on going issue in MMA, however now is the time that athletic commissions and the UFC need to put there foot down as there reputations are crumbling: rapidly. Take the top three fighters in the past two years in the UFC and analyze them. Anderson Silva tests positive for two banned substances. Jon Jones tests positive for cocaine metabolites. George-St.Pierre retires due to drug use in the UFC. One of your greater pay-per-view draws, who is a great ambassador for the sport…

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