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Ultimate Fighting Championship announces rigorous anti-doping policy
Ultimate Fighting Championship announces rigorous anti-doping policy

Reeling from positive drug tests by two of its top fighters, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will employ by July a rigorous testing strategy to catch cheaters. “The No. 1 goal is to have a clean sport, no matter what it costs,” UFC Chairman Lorenzo Fertitta said Wednesday at a news conference in Las Vegas. Fertitta said the UFC’s investment in testing will spiral from $500,000 in 2013-14 to “several million dollars. … Whatever it is, it is.” The UFC, said Fertitta, will also join with a third-party testing agency, perhaps the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency or the Nevada-based Voluntary Anti-Doping Assn., to establish a robust testing system. The plan,...

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