TUF China Finale Fighters All Clean for PEDs and Street Drugs; No TUEs

TUF China FinaleThe Ultimate Fighter China Finale took place on Saturday, March 1, at the CotaiArena in Macao, China. All the fighters on the card were drug tested, and all the fighters passed.

With no official sanctioning body to oversee the event in China, the UFC self-regulated the event, requiring all the athletes on the card to undergo drug testing. The fighters were tested for both performance enhancing substances and illegal street drugs.

“All fighters were drug tested for all performance enhancing drugs as well as all illegal street drugs,” Marc Ratner, UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs,  told MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday. “All tests came back negative. There were no TUEs Granted or asked for.”

Though there were no therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) requested or granted for the TUF China Finale, there won’t be any in the future either.

With the recent vote by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to ban applications for TUEs for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), the UFC, which follows Nevada’s regulatory lead, will not be granting TUEs for its self-regulated events moving forward.

Dong Hyun Kim scored a stunning knockout victory over John Hathaway in the TUF China Finale main event. Click here to see Kim’s post-fight interview and highlights of the knockout.  

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