Doping Control Forms: Why do Athletes Need to Declare All Medications and Supplements?

Whether it’s an in-competition or out-of-competition test, athletes are required to complete a doping control form during every sample collection session. On this form, athletes are required to declare any and all medications or supplements that they’ve ingested or used in the past seven days, and to certify that their declaration is accurate. Some athletes,…

Event Reminders

  In advance of your upcoming event, here are a few friendly reminders from USADA. Good luck in your upcoming bout! Update your whereabouts. Search USADA in your application store for the USADA Updater App, or Log in to http://www.ufc.usada.org or update your whereabouts on the USADA Updater App. Don’t have the USADA Updater App? No…

Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) – A Prohibited Class of Anabolic Agents

Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) are a class of therapeutic compounds that have similar properties to anabolic agents, but with reduced androgenic properties. This property allows SARMs the advantage of androgen-receptor specificity, tissue selectivity, and the lack of steroid-related side effects. Some potential side effects of anabolic steroid use include acne, liver damage, breast tissue…

IV Infusions: Explanatory Note

INTRAVENOUS (IV) INFUSIONS ARE PROHIBITED IN THE UFC Updated to reflect the most current Prohibited List (1/5/2018) All UFC athletes are subject to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List, which is updated annually. Under the current WADA Prohibited List, IV infusions are considered a prohibited method, including those used for rehydration, as described below.…