Mo Jassim On Whether ADCC Will Introduce PED Testing: “It’s Not High On My List”

Mo Jassim On Whether ADCC Will Introduce PED Testing: “It’s Not High On My List”
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Will ADCC introduce performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) testing for the competitors anytime soon?
Well, Mo Jassim – ADCC Head Organizer – doesn’t see it happening anytime soon.

Here is what Jassim had to say about PED testing in ADCC, during a recent conversation with Luke Thomas:

I understand why people don’t like it, but it is what it is.
It’s not high on my [priority] list.

He elaborated further:

My issue with the IBJJF testing models, apparently they only test the champions. So how do you know that the other podium people aren’t on this stuff?

Generally speaking, ADCC has never dr*g tested. It’s not even on my radar.
And I understand that a lot of people get upset about it and I understand where they’re coming from.

But for me, do I think that some of these athletes are on? Yeah, I do. I mean, you can see these body transformations when it comes to ADCC worlds. And I think it’s a very valid criticism.
But for me, it’s not on the top of my list. I do think people have ways of passing these tests.

An additional issue is the cost:

It’s very costly to do dr*g testing. I saw the UFC posted it. I think they were paying nearly $1,000 a test.

In my opinion, the only effective way to dr*g test is random dr*g testing when it’s unannounced or they show up to your house or gym.
For me to go and do that for 105 athletes across the world, that would be very cost prohibitive and be a nightmare headache for me.