UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta was recently a guest on UFC Tonight on Fox Sports 1, where he was hit with questions about a number of serious topics his company is being faced with. In particular, Cung Le’s recent positive drug test and the company’s steps towards cleaning up the sport were at the fore.
“We’ve stepped up our game (in regard to drug) testing,” he said. “For the athletes, there’s nowhere else to hide. Now, we’re testing all guys on a card. It used to be random testing for a few guys on the card. The next step is to random test all 500 athletes, several times a year. We’re sending a message: if you’re cheating, you’ll get caught, suspended and fined. We want the sport to be clean.”
That was far from the only topic of conversation, as Fertitta also touched on the company’s code of conduct and how they deal with such serious issues as domestic violence, which is a lightening rod of controversy in professional sports at the moment.
Check out what Fertitta had to say about all of this and more in his UFC Tonight interview in the video above.