USADA’S & UFC’S STATEMENT ABOUT ENDING THEIR PARTNERSHIP & CONOR McGREGOR TESTING SITUATION
Las Vegas, NV (October 13th, 2023)– The UFC will cut ties with the United States Anti-Doping Agency at the start of 2024, but the promotion’s anti-doping program and drug-testing policy isn’t going anywhere.
Jeff Novitzky, senior vice president for athlete health and performance at the UFC, revealed in a press conference on Thursday that the UFC has partnered with Drug Free Sport International In 2024, all athletes on the roster will be sampled. Novitzky said the updated program would be vastly superior to USADA. It will also help better serve athletes. He praised all the hard work done by the UFC under its current anti-doping program, but said the new program will be even better once the current contract ends with USADA in December.
“[Drug Free Sport International] currently handle collection duties for the following professional sports leagues — they have 325 long-term tenured sports clients including the NFL, the NCAA, Major League Baseball, NBA, WNBA, NASCAR, horse racing integrity and welfare unit, PGA, LPGA, FIFA, Crossfit. They help with some…