The current drug testing procedure in place by the UFC is fine according to heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (11-1).
“The UFC and also the state [of Nevada are] really good at [drug testing],” said Velasquez to ESPN Chicago. “We all do it, we’re all part of it. We all get tested. I know I’m getting tested. I know my opponent is getting tested. I’m happy with that.”
Velasquez is coming off his second championship win after gaining revenge on the only fighter to put a loss on his record. That retribution against Junior dos Santos (15-2) came at UFC 155 in December. Santos won the title in their first bout at UFC on FOX 1.
Next month, Alistair Overeem (36-11-1 NC) is set to meet Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (17-4) in a fight that may determine who is the No. 1 contender for the belt. Overeem was going to challenge for the gold at UFC 146, but a random drug test came back with a testosterone level that was over double the permitted level. He was suspended for nine months and recently gained a new fight license through the NSAC.
Fighters can be tested before and after a fight, but the option for random testing is out there. It has never been made public that Velasquez has ever failed any drug test in his six year career.