Change, which favors names like Thiago Silva, Nick Diaz and Matt Riddle, is effective in TUF 2 Finale Brazil, in Fortaleza Brazil.
After several cases have arisen in recent months, the UFC decided to increase the metabolic tolerance for marijuana in doping tests conducted by the organization. Now, the limit was 50 ng / mL (nanograms per milliliter) becomes 150 ng / mL. The change in regulations following the path indicated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
The new regulation shall be exercised in TUF 2 Finale Brazil, an event that happens in Fortaleza, on Saturday (08). The law is not valid for disputes in the United States, where the local athletic commissions are responsible for regulating.
"When we autorregularmos around the world, we use the standard WADA 150, and we're starting it immediately," said Marc Ratner, vice president of regulatory affairs UFC.
The measure helps to deal with the UFC several athletes caught doping in the use of the drug. Nick Diaz, Dave Herman, Matt Riddle (twice), Thiago Silva (pictured), Robbie Peralta Alex Caceres and Pat Healy are among those caught.