En av de många som är mot doping inom MMA är B.J. Penn. Nu har han gått med på att testas av ”VADA” (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) inför sin match mot Rory MacDonald, under UFC 152.
Dock så har det blivit lite problem då ”VADA” vill annonsera resultatet innan matchen blir av, vilket inte är standard inom UFC då det alltid annonseras efter galor.
Så här säger Penn:
This isn’t an amateur sport. What I expressed to VADA was that results need to be released after the fight, but VADA wants to do it before the fight, and I said, ‘I’m not trying to put the UFC’s fight in danger by doing that.’ I said, ‘What’s the problem? Let’s do the results after the fight.
I’m not trying to put any pressure on Dana White. He has nothing to do with this. When the anti-doping agency can come on friendly terms and be more welcome with a company like the UFC, I think that’s what they should do, and I don’t know why they’re waiting and pushing this to take longer.
Everything can be negotiated. I would even suggest to VADA if you want me to pay for it – because they’re doing the sponsorship thing – if I pay for it, can we release the results after the fight? I’ve expressed this many times to Victor Conte, who is one of the people who is heavily involved with VADA.