does UFC have a standard PED policy?

seems like they are all over the place..some guys get short suspensions, some get long suspensions, some get cut....shouldnt there be a uniform standard?

Yes, they do have a standard policy.  It is something like, "If you test positive but can still make us money, you're all good.  If you test positive and are on a prelim, you're fired."

epwar - 


Yes, they do have a standard policy.  It is something like, "If you test positive but can still make us money, you're all good.  If you test positive and are on a prelim, you're fired."


duly noted

Kevin Casey and Brian Ortega got caught with the same ped, but different suspensions and fines. Kevin fought in las vegas (1yr/$5,600) while Brian in san jose (9m/$2,500) depends on the commission. the UFC had to cut Drysdale for failing twice so that was a different situation.

xsrg95 - Kevin Casey and Brian Ortega got caught with the same ped, but different suspensions and fines. Kevin fought in las vegas (1yr/$5,600) while Brian in san jose (9m/$2,500) depends on the commission. the UFC had to cut Drysdale for failing twice so that was a different situation.


Althought Dana said they did, the UFC didn't cut Drysdale.  By sheer coincidence, guess who is Lorenzo's BJJ coach?



http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/8/24/6062911/ufc-peds-trt-steroids-robert-drysdale-not-cut-despite-dana-white-mma-news



 

epwar - 
xsrg95 - Kevin Casey and Brian Ortega got caught with the same ped, but different suspensions and fines. Kevin fought in las vegas (1yr/$5,600) while Brian in san jose (9m/$2,500) depends on the commission. the UFC had to cut Drysdale for failing twice so that was a different situation.


Althought Dana said they did, the UFC didn't cut Drysdale.  By sheer coincidence, guess who is Lorenzo's BJJ coach?



http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/8/24/6062911/ufc-peds-trt-steroids-robert-drysdale-not-cut-despite-dana-white-mma-news



 


didn't know that, wtf are they thinking. i believe in second chances but that's pushing it

xsrg95 - Kevin Casey and Brian Ortega got caught with the same ped, but different suspensions and fines. Kevin fought in las vegas (1yr/$5,600) while Brian in san jose (9m/$2,500) depends on the commission. the UFC had to cut Drysdale for failing twice so that was a different situation.

They should make a uniform policy. Its amateur hour here.

They should take whatever penalty is the most severe given by an AC and then penalize the fighters themselves if someone gets busted in a more lenient AC.

gokudamus - 
xsrg95 - Kevin Casey and Brian Ortega got caught with the same ped, but different suspensions and fines. Kevin fought in las vegas (1yr/$5,600) while Brian in san jose (9m/$2,500) depends on the commission. the UFC had to cut Drysdale for failing twice so that was a different situation.

They should make a uniform policy. Its amateur hour here.

They should take whatever penalty is the most severe given by an AC and then penalize the fighters themselves if someone gets busted in a more lenient AC.


Exactly.  UFC/Zuffa has all the power in this situation and could easily say, "You test positive, you never fight for us again."  If they were truly serious, they'd do that in a heartbeat.  But they don't want that (for obvious reasons) and hide behind the "we stand by the ACs and their punishments."

so lets revisit UFCs steroid policy:

1. vitor - busted for abusing trt - title shot
2. bonnar - busted for roids - HOF
3. vanderlei - runs from test - UFC throws money at him trying to get him on a card as soon as possible
4. reem - busted for roids - continues to get fights despite being 1-3 in last 4

Short answer : no.

Long answer: no they do not. Phone Post 3.0