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Independent Laboratory to Perform UFC 129 Drug Testing

(“Why is this cup empty?”) has learned that the Ontario Athletic Commission did not oversee pre and post-fight drug testing for last night’s UFC 129 event in Toronto, contrary to its current set of MMA rules which state that the commission will “[test] competitors for performance enhancing and illegal drugs, where it is required in the contract between the promoter and the competitors.”

According to former Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director and current UFC Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Marc Ratner, testing for performance enhancing substances and for drugs of abuse were administered by an unnamed independent laboratory hired by the UFC.

This isn’t the first time that the promotion has administered its own tests. An independent lab discovered that Chris Leben had the anabolic steroid Stanazolol in his system for his UFC 89 loss to Michael Bisping October 18, 2008. He was handed a nine-month suspension from the UFC for his indiscretion.

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.

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kellyman- May 2, 2011 at 7:00 am
PERPATRAITOR, you should see a doctor about that. Girls hate pussy dicks.
TrouserSnout- May 2, 2011 at 12:40 am
Bin Laden is Dead !!!!
PERPATRAITOR- May 1, 2011 at 11:37 pm
I have acne on my penis shaft. I'm not using steroids either. So yea...
irish brawler- May 1, 2011 at 8:34 pm
dude im only 20 and ive never had too terrible of acne, however when ever im working out a lot and training constantly (im assuming its the hormones released from working out)i tend to break out on my back a lot. maybe mcdonalds juicing, maybe he isnt. but he is still a kid, give him a break
Get Off Me- May 1, 2011 at 8:14 pm
If there was no such thing as HD, we would not be having this conversation about Rory's bacne.
The beauty with Independent testing is that the recourse for violation is independently handled by the UFC...+1 to Dana and Marc for pulling that off.
The WWE has independent testing, not too many violations of steroid use reported as of late
Ballkick- May 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm
@Mdollas & Mike Russell

Unless you both are shadowing this guy 24/7, I doubt you could emphatically state that this fighter is not using a banned substance. Anymore than I could prove otherwise.
I merely am suggesting that he certainly had a few of the symptoms of someone that was taking Performance enhancing drugs.
As stated earlier, just because someone has a negative test result, would not be the conclusive ending we all wish it was.
Congrats to Rory, seeing any Diaz get spiked into a cage floor is slightly more entertaining than most, especially when said Diaz was flapping his yap prior to the Repeated body slam's.
As a Canadian I always root for the Canuckleheads, Rory dismantled Diaz,......I just hope I don't feel like I'm seeing a deja vu moment a la Ben Johnson.
Morningwood- May 1, 2011 at 6:43 pm
yeah nothing like having to roll with someone without their shirt on when they have bad acne. It's worse then the scene in along came polly.
Bad Omen- May 1, 2011 at 5:20 pm
I'd be surprised if Rory or anyone else wasn't doing anything illegal. Far too easy to get away with.
Mike Russell- May 1, 2011 at 4:46 pm
I strongly doubt Rory uses anything illegal. Jonathan Chaimberg has done wonders for his training. Some guys from my gym get acne on their backs and chests more than other guys from training and the friction from the mats. The kid's 21, which is when your testosterone is at its highest.
KarmaAteMyCat- May 1, 2011 at 4:41 pm
Because accusing people who have never popped positive in their entire careers as an athlete makes sense. I have an IDEA EVERYONE Lets go base jumping without safety equipment.
sp00ki kabuki- May 1, 2011 at 4:30 pm
Rory probly uses the same method as brock lesnar. There is no way he isn't on roids even if he does pass... just ask big daddy.
Mdollas- May 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Rory has never used any performance enhancing drugs to get to where he is. He's young, he trains hard, and non stop. Moving up a weight class from 155-170 doesnt happen over night. Also, are you familiar with any of Rorys fights? Have you even been able to find them online? Probably not since his Coach doesnt let his videos leak. Rory has had skin problems since he began MMA, But you can just say sorry after he passes the test.
rags81- May 1, 2011 at 3:47 pm

So no fightter would every resort to steroids to help heal and regain strength after a significant knee injury??? Are you familiar with any of the past steroid busts in MMA. Nearly every one of them stated they did it to recover from an injury. That kid just pulled a Sonnen, oh wait he went with the more unconventional "I have small balls" excuse.
MentalyptiC- May 1, 2011 at 2:58 pm
Yea Ben looked a little dopey lol, aside from that lazy eye.
ZombieRock- May 1, 2011 at 2:43 pm
Did Ben Henderson look and act fucked up on something to anyone else? This only confirms my suspicion.
Ballkick- May 1, 2011 at 2:25 pm
sorry but he looked every bit the classic case of steroid usage, that was my first comment upon seeing him. If I am wrong then so be it,....but it sure looked that way.
Mdollas- May 1, 2011 at 2:06 pm
O% chance Rory is on any steroids. His first fight in the UFC was his second fight at 170 pounds. He took on Carlos Condit for his 3rd fight, and bulked up slightly inbetween fights, but was still lacking the mass for his weight class. After the carlos condit fight he was training for his next fight, and injured his knee. That gave him a layoff of over a year between fights. He has had over 2 years to put on weight naturally and also within the last year, moved camps to train at Tri Star gym in Montreal with GSP and all the top notch Nutrionists and Trainers. Stop hatin fools
WuTangClan- May 1, 2011 at 1:54 pm
The dude is like 20 give him a break. But then again who the fuck gets chest acne like that?
rags81- May 1, 2011 at 1:04 pm
Boy this is going to suck for Rory Macdonald, that case of backne he had on display last night wast definetly from something greater than puberty.
mDino- May 1, 2011 at 12:33 pm
PERPATRAITOR- May 1, 2011 at 12:18 pm
Dragon flavored. Mmmmm. Couture needs this to rinse out that nasty foot taste.
Kroc- May 1, 2011 at 12:07 pm
this machida is such a psycho, kicking dudes in the face and drinking his own pee. GET THIS MAN ON THE VIEW
LOKI- May 1, 2011 at 11:49 am
Dragon Piss > Tiger Blood
exect4500- May 1, 2011 at 11:47 am
That caption is total win.