In response to a series of recent drug failures, the PFL has made the decision to enlist the services of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
During the month of April, the PFL encountered a significant setback as several of its fighters failed drug tests.
In April, a total of ten fighters failed tests. Among the individuals who tested positive were former tournament winners Rob Wilkinson and Bruno Cappelozza, as well as the recently signed athlete Thiago Santos.
Consequently, they were suspended from competing and disqualified from participating in the PFL.
PFL executives had hinted at working on a solution, and it has now been revealed that they have struck a deal with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), as reported by ESPN.
Ray Sefo, the PFL President of fighter operations, reportedly sent an email to all fighters informing them of this decision.
And by the looks of it, this decision was welcomed.
Social Media Reaction
— Eric Chandonnet (@tchendoh) July 11, 2023
They have to follow the steps of big daddy UFC
— Oriel Melwani (@OrielMelwani) July 12, 2023
Kudos to PFL for going with usada and cleaning up what was beginning to be a black eye for them….
I know, I'm one of those naive types, in favor of clean sport… https://t.co/pIwvtnkRh6
— Robert Joyner (@robnashville) July 11, 2023