Tecia Torres announces random drug test in the lead up to her UFC 194 bout

UFC women’s strawweight Tecia Torres announced early on twitter that she was randomly drug tested this morning. Torres will take on Michelle Waterson at UFC 194.

UFC 194 will be held on December 12, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance Jeff Novitzky, is overseeing the drug-testing program as part of the UFC’s “Athlete Marketing and Development Program” and is working closely with the USADA.

The UFC’s entire roster of 500+ fighters will be subject to “unannounced, year-round in- and out-of-competition testing,” including both blood and urine testing, “with the possibility of a collection occurring any place, any time, with no notice,” according to Novitzy.

It seem’s as though the random drug testing is now in full effect. Below is a reminder of the punishments for failed tests.

“Non-specified substances”
As defined by WADA code: Anabolic steroids, growth hormones, peptides, blood doping drugs and methods (tested for in- and out-of competition):

1st offense: 2 years (with possibility of 4 years for “aggravating circumstances”)
2nd offense: Double the sanction for the 1st offense
3rd offense: Double the sanction for the 2nd offense

“Specified substances”
As defined by WADA code: marijuana, cocaine, other stimulants and glucocorticosteroids (tested for in-competition only):

1st offense: 1 years (with possibility of 2 additional years for “aggravating circumstances”)
2nd offense: Double the sanction for the 1st offense
3rd offense: Double the sanction for the 2nd offense

Sanctions
Anti-doping violation during or leading up to a bout will result in disqualification of result of the bout, and forfeiture of title, ranking, and purse or other compensation
Any purse, compensation or fine forfeited will be put towards cost of UFC’s anti-doping program and/or anti-doping research

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