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Ronda Rousey USADA’s Most Tested UFC Fighter

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A few days ago, Cris “Cyborg” Justino proved she had nothing to hide, showing the world she’d just been randomly drug tested before her debut at 140 pounds with Invicta FC.

Turns out UFC women’s bantamweight Ronda Rousey has nothing to hide, either, seeing as the sport’s biggest star also serves as the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s most tested UFC fighter during its first round of testing, the agency revealed to the public Thursday.

Rousey was tested five times in the first three-month period under the UFC’s partnership with the drug testing agency, both in and out of competition. Antonio Silva, Bethe Correia and Thiago Alves took second place with four tests, while Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Jimi Manuwa were each tested three times.

The UFC officially entered this new wave of drug testing in June, requiring all of its contracted fighters to undergo year-round testing, whether they’re scheduled for a fight or not.

USADA’s results come just a few days after UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald and middleweight Tim Kennedy took their concerns with the drug agency public, claiming they were unable to properly notify USADA of their whereabouts — a major requirement as a fighter in this new age of drug screening.


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