Three years into the UFC’s anti-doping program, more than 6,000 drug tests have been performed on fighters in and out of competition.
So far, 51 have been ensnared by USADA, with all but eight receiving a suspension. Asterisks now accompany dozens of MMA resumes.
In an effort to show the anti-doping agency is not all stick, USADA today announced a carrot of recognition for fighters who’ve come up negative at the lab, offering a Twitter shout-out and T-shirt for 25 consecutive clean tests.
Branded with “25x” and “Train Clean. Fight Clean,” the sweet threads are on their way to 19 UFC fighters after the latest round of tests.