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Tim Kennedy Makes His Point For VADA Testing

Tim Kennedy (14-4) is all for VADA testing as a way to weed out those who cheat and give the sport a bad image.

“Mixed martial arts is supposed to be about tradition and honor and integrity, but these dudes are just cheating their a—- off,” said Kennedy to Bloody Elbow. “It’s a sport guys. Stop acting like it’s not. Do the right thing and have some integrity.”

VADA offers outside drug testing for fights and it’s up to the fighters if they wish to take part. Alistair Overeem (36-11-1 NC) was subject to a random test and failed for steroids. As a result, he lost his UFC heavyweight championship shot. For the recent The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, Roy Nelson (18-7) volunteered, but both his opponents Shane Carwin (12-2) and Matt Mitrione (5-2) declined. Most recently UFC 155’s Joe Lauzon (22-7) and Jim Miller (21-4) took part and passed.

Kennedy was so open to VADA testing that he didn’t care when or how the sample was taken.

“You can come over and draw a sample out of my eyeball, if you want,” said Kennedy. “At two o’clock in the morning, you can come and collect my semen samples. I don’t really care what you collect, as long as it ensures that we have clean athletes.”

Kennedy’s fight with Trevor Smith (10-2) was rescheduled from the cancelled November Strikeforce card to the final January 12 show. The show can be seen on Tim Kennedy Makes His Point For VADA Testing