How do you test a fighter’s drug while maintaining social distance?
With a good goal and / or a lot of practice, perhaps, although I’m not sure that the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will make much effort for the sight payment event (PPV) ) from UFC 249 on April 18, 2020, in Lemoore, California, simply because most of the state is closed to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.
“Considering the safety of the athletes and the logistical challenges, we will do everything in our power to test for UFC events,” said USADA spokesman Adam Woullard. Marc Raimondi. “Like the Octagon officials, our doping control officers are an essential part of fair fighting. “
With all college and professional sports stopped, there is no one around for USADA to test. He can always carry out checks out of competition; however, this would force agents to travel across the country while most of the country is asked to stay inside.
“Effective immediately, USADA will focus only on critical testing of athletes in sports that are still competing,” said Travis Tygart, CEO of USADA (via MMA Fighting). “When we make decisions about our current testing programs, we are cautious and prudently rational when we give the highest priority to your health and well-being and that of our own team, including our agents. doping control. “
How these officers get to “Fight Island” remains to be determined.