UFC 158 Drug Tests Come Back Clean, but Not Without Some Controversy

April 4, 2013
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Georges St-Pierre vs Nick Diaz Cage-LOGO-478x270La Régie des alcools des courses et des jeux (RACJ), the athletic commission in Quebec, on Thursday released to MMAWeekly.com the results of its doping controls for UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz.

The RACJ confirmed that six fighters were tested and all six drug tests returned negative results, but the results aren’t without their own form of controversy.

Unlike most North American athletic commissions, the RACJ would not release the names of the fighters that were tested, noting that, “analyzed substances are information of a confidential nature.” Doing so detracts from the transparency of the results.

It is standard practice that athletic commissions test both main event fighters at mixed martial arts events, so it wouldn’t be a stretch to think both Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz were tested, but the RACJ would not confirm that.

Aside from being the emain event, whether or not St-Pierre and Diaz were drug tested is of particular note for two reasons. One, this bout was Diaz’s first since returning from his second suspension for testing positive for marijuana metabolites. Two, Diaz said in a radio interview prior to the fight that he believed St-Pierre was on “plenty of steroids,” although the UFC champion has never tested positive in any doping control and adamantly denies ever using steroids.

UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz took place on March 16 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. St-Pierre dominated Diaz, scoring a five-round unanimous decision from the judges.

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  • DrRJE

    Why cant there just be a single, worldwide, athletic commission?

    …the NFL doesn’t put 12 players on the field when they play games in Canada…

    • Martin

      Just to answer the question with a question… given that the athletic commissions are paid for by local gvmt, who would pay for a worldwide commission? And with this in mind, every international commission currently operating, they are ripe with scandals and accusations of corruption. Basically, the world is just not that easy.

      • DrRJE

        maybe the United Nations should foot the bill…and we can start resolving international disputes in the octagon. The $7 billion we give em every year should be able to cover it.

    • Advance*

      It’s still a pretty new sport and all of this stuff will need to be fixed and improved over the years. The UFC can’t even hold an event in New York yet. That alone shows how much BS and red tape there is to deal with.

  • Mark McDowall

    Diaz needs to just go away. You lost…deal with it like a man and admit defeat!

    • candelario

      Lance Armstrong

      • Mark McDowall

        lol…I like it!

  • Can’t very well base all their operations solely on what Mr Diaz says now can they? On the contrary they’d do better to just ignore anything and everything Diaz says.

  • dan

    Commission doesnt wanna reveal that GSP wasnt tested. The guy hasnt been tested in the past 5-6 fights. GSP is on the juice and the UFC knows it. Dont believe me about the tests, do your own research and you’ll see I’m not lying. He hasnt been tested in years

  • candelario

    Lance Armstrong Never ever tested positive and passed ever test…. could St. Pierre do the same???