Is NSAC Steroid Testing Toothless?
Ivan Trembow of MMAWeekly and Ivan’s Blog did some excellent investigative research into the recent steroid testing (or lack thereof) by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. NSAC has been hailed for their implementation of out of competition testing, a move seen as key in actually deterring fighters from using performance enhancing drugs. In order for these tests to be effective, though, they have to actually be administered to the fighters, something that hasn’t been done according to Trembow’s report: The Nevada State Athletic Commission did not test any fighters on the UFC 94 card as part of its out-of-competition drug testing program. In addition, there were no fighters subjected to the out-of-competition drug testing program who competed on the WEC event on December 3; or on the UFC events on December 13 or December 27. All four events took place in Nevada and fall under the NSAC’s jurisdiction. When asked on January 15 if any fighters on the January 31 card had been tested as pa