The Nevada State Athletic Commission notified The Ultimate Fighter coaches Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson yesterday that they would each be subject to a random drug test within 24 hour per MMA Weekly. The two coaches will be fighting one another at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale on December 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Carwin was linked to a steroid dealing pharmacist in a 2010 trial. Nelson has been pushing the notion that the two will be undergoing testing by VADA -- the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association - but comments by Carwin's manager Jason Genet tend to indicate that Carwin is unwilling to work with VADA.
The current round of testing by the NSAC follows the same "surprise!" model as the out of competition test that caught Heavyweight Alistair Overeem in March. Overeem was unlicensed at the time and as a result of his urine coming back with an elevated Testosterone:Epitestosterone ratio, Overeem is not eligible to be licensed again in Nevada until 2013.
Stay tuned to Bloody Elbow for the results of the test as soon as they are reported.