UFC company officials brought in over 300 UFC and Strikeforce fighters earlier this week for the yearly Fighter Summit in Las Vegas. The main topic was the use of performance enhancing drugs and other banned substances.
It appears that the UFC has put together an actual written drug policy, which is in the form of an existing policy, according to UFC executive vice president and general counsel, Lawrence Epstein.
“It is important to continue educating our athletes on the dangers of PEDs and other banned substances,” Epstein said. “Additionally, no new UFC or Strikeforce promotional agreement will become effective before the athlete has provided a clean PED test result.”
UFC president Dana White talked about how important it was to bring the fighters together under one roof, adding, “These summits are crazy to organize, but as a responsible company we feel they are very worthwhile.”
The UFC has really cracked down over the past few months on fighters using banned substances, and it appears they are planning to stay ahead of the curve on the matter with the policy in place.