Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White recently told members of the mixed martial arts (MMA) media that it would not only be "unrealistic to chase his fighters all over the world and test them for marijuana, cocaine, steroids and other drugs," but that it would also be "impossible."
Not impossible, just expensive.
That's according to Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren, who ripped the Las Vegas fight boss on his official Twitter account earlier today (April 16, 2012), claiming that White's assertion was a "bold faced lie."
The USOC random tests Olympic athletes in all sports. Dana saying testing his fighters would be impossible is a bold faced lie. Just making a statement about a level playing field. I didn't say it wouldn't be expensive just that it is not impossible.
White insists the UFC and various athletic commissions do more drug testing than anyone else in sports, including the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Baseball (MLB).
But is it enough?
Recent failed drug tests by Alistair Overeem, Nick Diaz and Cristiane Santos may suggest otherwise, but is there a program available that can break the cheaters without breaking the bank?
See one possible solution (from an unlikely source) right here.
Update: Dana White responds via his Twitter account, after the jump.
When ambien can't sleep it takes Ben Askren. The most boring fighter in MMA history. I would rather watch flys fuck. Ben makes Fitch look like Wanderlei Silva!!!