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At least Tim Credeur can concentrate on how badly he screwed up

Tim Credeur’s fight with Cale Yarbrough was called off when Tim indicated on his medicals that he was taking Adderall, which is generally used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder. The standard reaction to situations like this is as follows: Wow what bullshit that commissions ban this shit, who gives a fuck? My standard reaction is “How dumb do you have to be to not know that your medication is a banned substance?”

I know people have a hard time understanding that fighting is a real job and there’s certain parts of it that may or may not be 100% fair. Is Adderall likely to give Tim Credeur an unfair advantage? Honestly, they could have given him an axe and he would still probably lose to Cale Yarbrough. That’s besides the point though … as a fighter you’ve only got a few things you have to take care of in order to fight: making weight, fighting hard, and testing clean.

Lately there’s been a lot of people too lazy to make weight. And there’s always a few dummies out there claiming ignorance on testing clean. I’m simply blown away that Credeur never stopped to think “Hmm, maybe I should make a phone call or two to check if my medication is completely illegal or not.” Tim was one of the few semi-likable guys on this season of TUF … but goddamn. He just fucked himself over.

  • garth

    I thought the commission knew he took it, and he told them, and he was supposed to stop at a certain point, which he said he did, but he still had traces in his system, which led to commish to stop his fight but issue no disciplinary action.
    if he did what he was supposed to (sometimes to treat conditions you’ll have to take medication, even if it’s banned for when you’re fighting), and the NSAC did what they were supposed to, it’s just bad luck/possible liver problems for credeur.

  • dignan

    People who try to quit that drug cold turkey, often end up on shit like meth.

    So in essence, he’d be like a tweaked out methhead in the ring.


  • fightlinker

    He filled out his forms and included it on the paperwork. They told him it was illegal, so he stopped taking it then. They waited till before the fight and tested him to see if there was any left. There was, his fight was pulled.

  • Steve

    “they could have given him an axe and he would still probably lose to Cale Yarbrough”

    Please tell me you are joking. Yarbrough is fucking terrible. Credeur would have snapped his ankle clean off.

  • Huckaby

    I can see the argument fully but at the same time he needs to worry about his health over anything else. If Adderall is the medication that truly helps him overcome a mental disorder the best it’s rather shit they’d make him stop taking it.
    At the same time one could argue slippery slope.

  • garth

    ok, that’s the part i missed. the way i read it it seemed that he just had to stop at a certain point before the bout to metabolize the stuff out of his system. so a fighter could take the drugs he needed for legit conditions but not fight with the drug, and possible side effects/advantages/dangers, in his system.
    that’s what I thought was the case, but apparently it’s not.

  • Jemaleddin

    I don’t know if the cardiovascular issues are real, real but overstated, or completely bogus, but if the commission has reason to think that they’re real, then the presence of the drug in his system – right before the fight when it would actually matter – is a good reason to call it off. You’ll notice that he’s not being punished – they aren’t treating this like a performance enhancer, they’re just trying to make sure that he’s not risking his life by getting in the ring. I think they’ve handled this situation perfectly.

    Tim, on the other hand, is a dummy for not checking this out sooner – honestly, was he taking a course at the local community college that he needed to concentrate for? Were finals coming up?

  • garth

    perhaps if it’s a prescription medicine, he’d stopped taking it successfully other times and not had issues. it could be that he was training too intensely for his UFC debut and ended up compromising his liver function, thus not clearing his system properly. he fought in the TUF house so he must have cleared medicals in Nevada.

  • Lifer

    do they test for exhibition matches..? those dont count on your record for a reason.

  • Reverend Clint

    That pic is just asking for a photoshopped gun in his hand

  • Mike_N

    Lifer, most states don’t test in exhibition matches, which is pretty damn scary when you think about it.

  • fightlinker

    Another problem is he wouldn’t have pissed positive for Adderall, he’d have pissed positive for ‘Amphetamine’. That’s as specific as the test is.

  • dignan

    Who wouldnt test positive for amphetamines?

  • Tanner

    “they could have given him an axe and he would still probably lose to Cale Yarbrough”

    Dude seriously? Did you see him fight on the show? he’s horrible. His standup is his strong suit and he throws crazy wild loopy punches. He has no jiu jitsu and thats where Tim is best. The only explanation i can think of for this is that you either drank to much bud light or you didn’t see cale fight because seriously the only way i could see him beating tim is by throwing punches and hoping one connects.

  • Dangerfield

    Making a big deal out of nothing

  • kentyman

    +1 to Reverend Clint.

  • Nate

    Yarbough would have lost, the guy has no skills whatsoever.

  • Amy Robinson

    From what I understand Tim stopped taking the adderall 5 days before the fight, thinking that would be enough time to clear it out of his system and he did fully imform the nsac of the situation beforehand so its not like he tried to cover things up, and he at least made an attempt to test clean.

    My understanding has always been if a medication is medically nessecary and not likely for abuse or performance enhancement and the athletic comission is fully aware of the situation, fighters are allowed to take their needed medications if they allow the proper amount of time for them to clear out of their systems before pre-fight tests.

    As a fighter who takes important must needed medication its a very difficult system to work within, and needing this medication for day to day life this puts a lot of fighters in bad situations.

  • dignan

    Yah prescription meth is very important.

  • Amy Robinson

    ^ Adderall may certainly be for Creduer. It’s actually not an unsual trait that fighters have add or adhd. People who do have that can usually barely function without taking perscriptions medication. They can’t eat, sleep, and are always in a maniac state as far as brain function and their moods go.

    I don’t know how more people don’t really realize that they’re actually are individuals in the world, including tons of fighters, who need long-term daily prescription drugs simply to function and be able to live a decent quality of life everyday.

  • Lifer

    dont try telling tom cruise that or he’ll make you cry!

  • Amy Robinson

    ^ the fact that Tom Cruise doesn’t believe in it kinda proves its legitimacy.

    If vitamins, exercise and Scientology really worked like he says every disease affilicting human kind would be cured.

  • Lifer

    proper health begins with proper nutrition amy! you are what you eat.

  • jackal-matt

    too bad cale sucks and tim would beat his non aderol taking ass.


  • Mamie Credeur

    Well, I must say reading all of this has really opened my eyes on things to come. My husband warned me about this before filming the show and I told them that there is no way people could be this hateful but I guess he was right! The only thing I want to say to all of you out there who have supported Tim through his journey, THANKYOU SO MUCH. We really appreciate it more than you can know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • fightlinker

    We like Tim, but that was stupid. Since they’re giving Jesse Taylor a fight, I hope they’ll give Tim another chance too.

    PS: You are ULTRA hot.