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Promoter: We 'did not think about' drug testing Fedor or Maldonado

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Fedor and Fabio Maldonado will not be drug tested ahead of their June 17 clash in St Petersburg, Russia.

The Fight Nights: Fedor vs. Maldonado card will not feature any drug testing regulations, including specific tests for the main event competitors.

According to Russian outlet Tass.ru, Fight Nights promoter Kamil Gadzhiev opted not to conduct doping tests for the June 17 clash. Fight Nights does not regularly undergo drug testing for the fighters on their shows and they did not see any reason to make an exception this time around.

"We will not check for doping," Kamil said. "We do not have doping control. In this regard, we do not make exceptions."

Asked whether he is concerned about the fighters using banned substances to enhance their performances during fights, the promoter offered a nonchalant response:

"No, we did not think about it."

Fedor Emelianenko is scheduled to fight in Russia for the first time in four years when he meets UFC veteran Fabio Maldonado. The event will take place on June 17 in St Petersburg, Russia.