UFC: Bisping-Le Will Face Enhanced Drug Tests


Cung LeMACAO, China – UFC middleweight No. 8 contender Michael “The Count” Bisping (25-6-0) will have his wish, he and Cung Le (9-2-0) will undergo enhanced drug testing following their UFC Fight Night match on Saturday.

Le made an appearance in a released photo on Wednesday and looked exceptionally impressive which led to Bisping’s concerns and request for the advanced drug testing to occur. Bisping wasn’t initially optimistic that the testing would occur but has to be pleased that the tests will occur.

The testing will involve blood and urine testing and is being undertaken by the UFC who is serving as the governing body since China doesn’t have a fight commission. One concern is that the testing will not be random and may not be specific enough to find certain synthetic drugs that fighters use.

Bisping took to twitter a few years ago to rail against other fighters that were using testosterone replacement therapy.

“Sick of hearin about fighters doing testosterone therapy,” tweeted The Count, “it’s just a clever way of cheating. Every day there seems to be a new story of a fighter on it.”

Bisping also tweeted, “Fighters on TRT are [expletive] cheats. Low testosterone levels my [expletive]! If you have, that’s cos you were juicing in the past, cheating [expletive]!!”

As Ariel Helwani reported, “Good news for Michael Bisping.”

Drug testing has become a boiling point in MMA circles with various fighters getting busted recently like the recent public test failure by Chael Sonnen. Sonnen received a two-year suspension for failing two random drug tests that showed five banned substances in his system.

“I’m not suggesting Cung Le was taking any illegal substances, nothing like that at all,” said Bisping in reaction to the testing, “but some people did speculate about his physique.”

“I’m ready to do this,” said Le in reaction, “I gotta focus on the fight. I don’t care if they poke me, get blood, whatever. Let’s just get inside the octagon.”

About Mark West

Mark West grew up playing and loving baseball. In college, he found an interest in writing and reporting on sports. He graduated from Arkansas State University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Radio and Television Broadcasting with a News emphasis and a minor in Political Science. Mark began writing a few years ago informally about politics and sports on various blogs, but has focused primarily on baseball writing for the last two years. He loves Arkansas State Red Wolves baseball and writes about the games and the players for the Red Wolves and the Sun Belt Conference. Mark is a member of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, giving him official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year, and NCBWA All-America voting.

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