UFC 129 Results: Where Is Ontario's Drug Testing?

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Cage Potato is reporting that the Ontario Athletic Commission did not conduct testing at UFC 129. The UFC is taking over the drug testing for the event, having the tests administered by an unnamed independent laboratory. This was not the first MMA event held in Ontario and this was also not the first time that tests were not administered. From the Cage Potato article:

There is no word on whether or not any of the 11 planned events being overseen by the OAC will require drug testing, but no tests were administered at MFC 29: Conquer in Windsor or MMA: The Reckoning in Orillia earlier this month - a curious development considering how thorough the province was when doing its due diligence when considering sanctioning and when implementing a proper set of approved rules when the sport was given the green light.

Drug testing was one of the big "safety concerns" that were covered in getting the province to sanction MMA:

Testing competitors for performance enhancing and illegal drugs, where it is required in the contract between the promoter and the competitors.

Good on the UFC for making sure that some sort of testing got done, but it's never an ideal situation to have a promotion in charge of the announcement of test results. Not that I am saying the UFC would hide a positive result, but the fact that any promotion would be able to not announce a positive test by a star is iffy. Still, if the province isn't administering tests it is hard to fault the UFC for having some sort of testing in place.

After the jump, more UFC 129 news, analysis and results from Bloody Elbow.

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