Word coming via MMA Junkie that the Strikeforce: Houston fighters were not drug tested:
Fighters from Saturday's "Strikeforce: Houston" event did not undergo typical fight-night drug testing.
The Aug. 21 event, held at the Toyota Center in Houston, fell under the regulatory oversight of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, which typically doesn't conduct testing.
After the show, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the organization didn't request testing or implement its own.
Look, the Texas commission is a mess. And by a mess I mean the judging, the reffing, the licensing, etc. This is the state that is going to end up licensing Antonio Margarito to fight Manny Pacquiao.
For a high level professional MMA show to not feature drug testing is just absurd. If fighters are aware of this, what is to stop them from deciding to use? If the incredibly bad reffing wasn't bad enough I'm now fully ready to see major MMA take a break from Texas until they get their act together.