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UFC warns fighters about different drug testing protocols in Mexico: “Zero presence!”

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UFC Mexico City will take place on Saturday February 24. Photo via USA Today Sports and UFC

The athletes fighting at UFC Mexico City on Saturday February 24 have been given a stern warning from the UFC about drug testing protocols in the country.

‘Federación de Artes Marciales Mixtas’ oversees MMA in Mexico, and has slightly different protocols than some fighters might be used to.

According to MMA Fighting, the UFC in fact warned their athletes that they must have “zero presence of these medications in your system on weigh-in day and fight day.”

Check out the list of medications below!

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Banned medications for UFC Mexico City

Stimulants:

  • Ritalin: Discontinue use 7 days before weigh-ins
  • Adderall: Discontinue use 7 days before weigh-ins
  • Solriamfetol: Discontinue use 7 days before weigh-ins
  • Modafinil: Discontinue use 7 days before weigh-ins
  • Pseudoephedrine: Discontinue use 7 days before weigh-ins
  • Concerta: Discontinue use 7 days before weigh-ins Vyvanse:
  • Discontinue use 12 days before weigh-ins

Narcotics:

  • Morphine: Discontinue use 7 days before weigh-ins Oxycontin:
  • Discontinue use 7 days before weigh-ins
  • Fentanyl: Discontinue use 7 days before weigh-ins
  • Methadone/Suboxone: Discontinue use 7 days before weigh-ins
  • Buprenorphine: Discontinue use 7 days before weigh-ins
  • Tramadol: Discontinue use 7 days before weigh-ins

Glucocorticoids:

  • Hydrocortisone: Discontinue use 3 days before weigh-ins
  • Dexamethasone: Discontinue use 5 days before weigh-ins
  • Betamethasone: Discontinue use 5 days before weigh-ins
  • Methylprednisolone: Discontinue use 5 days before weigh-ins
  • Prednisone: Discontinue use 10 days before weigh-ins
  • Prednisolone: Discontinue use 10 days before weigh-ins
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide: Discontinue use 60 days before weigh-ins

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