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The National Football League has become the first major sports league to have year round RANDOM BLOOD TESTING for its athletes. What does this mean for all other sports?
I for one believe that this is very momentous. Policy has finally caught up to the science: No amount of urine testing will detect HGH and other PED's like it. In my estimation it's no longer a question of if, but when other major sports will follow suit. In the past, each individual sport could point to another and say in essence "We have the same drug testing methods as that sport over there." Case closed.
Not anymore. Especially since the most popular sport in the United States has taken the lead. But how about combat sports? So, what say you fight fans? How long before combat sports (MMA and Boxing) adopt a program similar to this where blood testing is mandatory?