Why is steroid testing random? If steroid usage is such a problem right now, why not just test every fighter all the time? That way, the fighters know full well that they’ll be tested. Dana White keeps saying that steroid use is a problem; well, I would think that if the fighters knew that everyone is going to be tested after a fight, they’d think twice about doing it.
All fighters are subject to testing after fights, though not all fighters are tested. But if a fighter is using steroids, he can cycle off in time for a fight and then test clean even though he’s using. By having random testing, when a fighter could be tested at any point during his training camp, he won’t be able to do that.
Did I miss something here? Since when has ‘random testing’ been in practice as Kevin Iole describes? Hey … I’m all for it being like this – like Iole says, the current system of testing is about as easy to pass as a skill testing question for a breakfast cereal sweepstakes. If the UFC (or any organization, for that matter) has actually put random testing in place, then that’s awesome news.
Or it could just be wrong.
**UPDATE** The Yahoo guys have cleaned up the answer and added an ‘IF’ in their post to correct their mistake. I’m waiting for my copy editor check in the mail, guys.