Even though the state of Texas doesn’t require random drug testing for combat sports, the UFC is requesting random drug tests this Saturday at UFC 103 to ensure that they don’t put themselves at risk.
When the UFC last hit the state of Texas at UFC 69, they expected the regulatory body in Texas to provide the drug testing like every other state does. But you know what they say about people who make assumptions, right?
“We have asked for testing to be conducted at the event,” Marc Ratner told MMAJunkie.
A Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation spokesperson also went on to say that the state isn’t going to be changing their policy anytime soon. So if an MMA promotion wants to hold an event in Texas, it’s on them to get tested.