All Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery Fighters to Undergo Drug Tests

I don't think this guy would pass...

From MMA Fighting:

According to Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, once back at the hotel all fighters were required to submit to drug tests administered internally by the Strikeforce organization via a local independent laboratory.

"It wasn't based on any one specific fighter," Coker told MMA Fighting. "It was just the right thing to do. It's so all the fighters, all the fans, and all the media know what's going on. I talked to all the fighters about it and they were all fine with it."

Coker said the decision to conduct the independent tests has been in the works for at least a week, and was spurred on in part by the Missouri Office of Athletics' policy of conducting only random testing.

The possibility of fighters not being tested was first reported by Jonathan Snowden via a FanPost here on Bloody Elbow, then over the next few days the story was ran by several sites such as Sherdog and MMA Fighting (without giving any credit to Jonathan for the original story).

It now appears that the fighters will be tested by an independent lab on Strikeforce's dime.  It's a nice PR move but without knowing what kind of tests are being given or anything else it is hard to say exactly how much meaning there is to the testing, but I suppose once again MMA fans should just be thankful that "something is better than nothing."

HT: Hendar

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