UFC 146: Roy Nelson Offers To Pay For WADA Level Drug Testing Against Next Opponent

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UFC Heavyweight Roy Nelson faces Dave "Pee Wee" Herman on the pay-per-view card of Saturday's UFC 146 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is a card that's already been impacted by performance enhancing drugs when title challenger Alistair Overeem was pulled from the main event after failing a pre-fight urine test for elevated testosterone levels.

Nelson isn't happy with the prevalence of cheating in the sport and wants to do something about it. He's offering to pay out of pocket for random WADA level testing for himself and his next opponent.

Here's what he told MMA Fighting:

"The sport of MMA leaves a sour taste in your mouth. It pays to cheat. I used to be passive about people that cheat. I might have to do WADA. I may even have to pay myself for testing my next opponent. I mean I'll do the blood tests, the whole nine yards. Whoever fights me next will have to do random blood tests, and it can even come out of my pocket if the UFC doesn't want to pay for it. If they don't want to test, it just shows how corrupt this sport is."

Video after the jump...

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