Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brass took a stand against performance enhancing drugs (PED) earlier this year as the world's leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion announced sweeping changes in a new, more rigorous, drug testing procedure that will test every fighter on every card.
But that won't go into effect until July 1st.
That is why neither Carlos Condit nor Thiago Alves were drug tested prior to their main event showdown at UFC Fight Night 67, scheduled to go down tomorrow night (May 30, 2015) live on FOX Sports 1 from the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Goias, Brazil.
In fact, none of the 22 fighters on the card were tested before their battles in Brazil.
The Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA) confirmed the news with MMA Junkie, noting that there will only be urine tests the night of the fights.
"We have not drug tested Carlos and Thiago yet; no ‘camp' tests have been done for this event. All fighters will be tested upon arrival at arena on fight night through urine - anabolic steroids, stimulants, diuretics/other masking agents and drugs of abuse."
Pretty shocking to hear when you consider "The Pitbull" was once busted for diuretics way back in 2006.
Condit -- who is returning from a 14 month layoff due to ACL surgery tomorrow night -- gave his thoughts on not being tested.
"Maybe they don't have the logistics down here (in Brazil) or it wasn't a big enough fight, but I definitely didn't get tested. I would be open to whatever they want to do. I fully support what they're dong in regards to drug testing in terms of the testing policy. I'm glad they're doing it, but I don't know (why I wasn't tested)."
I guess we will find out if CABMMA made a major mistake tomorrow night.
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