Monthly Archives: August 2018

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USADA Sources First Drug Testing Laboratory In Thailand

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (UFC) has been the anti-doping watch dog for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) since 2015. Now it would appear that the agency has opened a new laboratory.

Before the days of USADA, fighters competing within the UFC had a few more options concerning their pre-fight preparations. For instance, testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) was once a permissible practice for fighters that were granted therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) from their doctors.

TRT provided UFC fighters with a boon of the sex hormone testosterone, granting the taker a performance enhancement. Of course, TRT also serves other purposes. The practice is used to aid those suffering from low testosterone, also known as low t.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Low t can bring on a series of debilitating symptoms that range from hair loss to erectile dysfunction. Top medical clinics such as Atlanta Men’s Clinic offer testosterone replacement therapy for those seeking relief from their low t symptoms. Still, TRT is a banned illegal practice under USADA’s reign of the UFC.

IV Therapy

Beyond that, the excessive use of IV re-hydration therapy has since been banned under USADA within the UFC. Any use above of IVs above 50mL (~3.4 tablespoons) per 6 hour period is no longer permissible.

IVs of course aid everyone, not just UFC fighters looking to find a faster way to re-hydrate after a tough weight cut. The practice can be used to administer TRT, for instance.

Still, USADA has tightened many of the regulations on substance use and general practices within the UFC. Taking to Instagram, Mark Hunt has now decided to reveal a letter he recently received from USADA.

Within the social media message, it is revealed that USADA has now authorized Doping Control Agency Thailand to conduct doping controls on behalf of USADA. Check it out below.

“great to see everyone getting tested”

8 UFC champions have travelled to PhuketTopTeam

While it’s not all about star power & we are defiantly always focused on developing our world class grass roots mma Fighters.
We are very proud to say that a total of 8 UFC champions have travelled to Thailand to put in training camps with PhuketTopTeam.
3x UFC Champion/women’s p4p Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos
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2 x UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping
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5 x UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz
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6 x UFC LHW Champion Tito Ortiz
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UFC & Pride FC Heavyweight Champion Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira
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2 x UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis
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1 x UFC LHW Champion Rashad Evans
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1 x UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody “No Love” Garbrandt
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Along with the UFC Champions we have many current UFC contenders & up coming talents regularly traveling to train with us.
We have assembled a team & atmosphere that breeds greatness.

Newest addition to PhuketTopTeam Saddam 27-4 Pro Boxing

The newest addition to the PhuketTopTeam Coach & Pro Fight team.
Saddam β€œDa Bomb” Kietyongyuth
27-4 Pro Boxing (21 Knockout wins)
10 x WBC Asian Boxing Council Champion
1 x WBC International Champion
Saddam is known for his ferocious combinations & come forward style.

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Joins PhuketTopTeam alongside follow Boxing star Oleydong 68-2 (28 KO’s)
7x WBC World Boxing Champion
9x WBC International Boxing Champion
13x WBC Asian Boxing Council Champion