Six Changes The UFC Needs To Bounce Back From A Disastrous 2017


4. Implement Stricter Punishments For Failed Drug Tests

It’s sad to even consider this, but with all of the failed drug tests this year, it’s time to seriously think of ways to keep fighters clean.

PED use is out of control these days, and nothing will change next year if things remain the same. Clearly, the punishment for cheaters is not strong enough to deter it from happening, but a far heftier fine could prevent such widespread PED use.

If even a handful of fighters considering using PEDs opt to not break the rules for fear of a compromised payday, then that’s already a much-needed improvement.