Today at 1pm EST the UFC has put together a special press conference, with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta to address the future PED policies in the UFC. You can watch it (here), we will have a full wrap up at the conclusion of the press event.
– It sounds like the UFC is making positive steps to help clean up the sport, at least at the highest level. They are committing the resources to start out of competition PED testing on July 1, 2015. They are also planning to work with other organizations to help create and suspend athletes. Obviously right now with so many governing bodies no one has to uphold the suspension. Fertitta has agreed that a 2 year or 4 year suspension for positive tests are okay, but says that 9 months is not long enough suspensions. I think this is a positive step in the right direction, there is obviously a lot left to be learned about how this will all work but it was a much needed step and hopefully will help change the direction of the sport.