Recently the NSAC changed their drug testing policy so they could demand a drug test from any licensed fighter at any time. They did this because up until then, any fighter with half a brain could get away with juicing easily by simply cycling off their steroids in time for their pre-fight piss test. No one really made a huge deal of the NSAC update, but it’s a huge step forward in the fight to keep combat sports free from drug cheats.
Now the NSAC has named the first person to be subject to the new policy, and it’s none other than Sean Sherk. He’s going to have to piss clean for the commission on April 21st, a month before he faces off against Pineapple Penn for the UFC lightweight belt.
Personally, I can’t tell you how relieved I am that they’re testing him early. You all might be surprised, but I never thought Sherk was guilty of purposefully juicing. The dude took fifty thousand different supplements though, and when you do that many there’s always a good chance you’ll get a tainted batch or two. What bugged me the most is that after everything, Sean Sherk went and said he wasn’t changing anything regarding his supplement regiment, which is … I dunno. Insane. Foolhardy. Retarded.
It seems like the NSAC agrees, and they’re going to do their best to make sure there’s not another huge fiasco that results in the lightweight belt being shelved for months and months and months while Sherk argues over who’s responsible for what he puts in his body.