UFC Welterweight Breese subject to random USADA drug test

It looks like USADA’s random drug testing of UFC athletes is now in full effect as UFC welterweight Tom Breese announced on his Facebook page that he was randomly drug tested by USADA yesterday morning.

Had a knock on my door 10am this morning from USADA for random drug testing. Good to see they’re doing their best to keep the sport clean!

Posted by Tom Breese on Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Tom Breese is scheduled to face Cathal Pendred at UFC Fight Night 76.

UFC Fight Night 76 will be held on October 24, 2015 at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

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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