Determine If You Need a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)
Determine Medication Status
Research the medication to determine whether or not it is prohibited. The best way to do this is by using UFC Global DRO. USADA also makes available an Athlete Express email address and a Drug Reference Phone Line, staffed by experts during business hours to help athletes understand prohibited substances.
- If your substance is not prohibited, no Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is required and no further action is needed.
- If your substance is prohibited either in- and/or out-of-competition, continue to Step 2.
For athletes in the UFC Registered Testing Pool, a TUE is needed prior to using any prohibited substance or method. This applies to all prohibited substances and methods, regardless of whether the substance or method is prohibited in-competition only or at all times.