With PED detection efforts being at an all-time high under USADA regulation, I think it's a good time to discuss historical PED use in MMA and how much of a black mark (if any) that it causes in your eyes when looking back at fighter's careers (whether the known PED use is from a positive failed test or just glaringly obvious abuse). For purposes of this discussion I've divided the short history of MMA into 5 different categories of competition based on testing efforts:
Early UFC days (1993 - 2002). Although no PED tests were taking place at this time, as the sport was becoming regulated under local athletic commissions PED use was banned as a matter of policy.
PRIDE era (1997 - 2007). Overlapping with some of the UFC categories below but important to include. No PED tests (with the exception of the 2 Las Vegas events), and in fact PED use was encouraged.
Early UFC modernization (2002 - 2009) The first PED tests and failures took place in 2002 and random fight night sampling was becoming commonplace. Suspensions were commonly 6 months to 1 year.
Pre-modern UFC (2009 - 2015) The first random tests and failures for upcoming scheduled fights took place in 2009, and this practice was taken up by many commissions. Almost all athletic commissions have adopted fight-night testing and the UFC was performing testing for events with no athletic commissions. Suspensions were typically 9 months to 1.5 years.
Modern UFC (2015 - present) The UFC partnered with USADA to implement a robust year-round random testing program for all fighters, including out-of-competition tests. Suspensions vary based on many factors including potency of the PED detected, amount detected, intent (or lack thereof), and if the fighter is a repeat offender. Suspension for a standard PED without proof of being accidental for a first time offender is typically 2 years, but suspension length has varied from 3 months to a lifetime ban.
I've divided by era above for purposes of including the risk/reward factor of a fighter using PEDs during each time period as I believe this is a very relevant factor (though it may not be in some of your eyes). Give me your thoughts on PED use and how much this discredits fighters' accomplishments, any and all input is appreciated!
Fun fact Josh Barnett was the first fighter to fail an in-competition test (2002) and the first to fail a random pre-fight test (2009) which led to the cancellation of his fight with Fedor and the collapse of... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi everyone! I just watched the 2 seasons of asterik war and I was wondering what you think about it! I think it needs a 3rd season, but the last one is dated 2016. It’s not the best anime you’ll ever see in your life of course, but it’s really enjoyable and the LNs are really good and still ongoing. You can watch it on Netflix or Cruchyroll. I know it’s a stupid request, but maybe if they see our response they’ll make a 3rd season. Thanks for reading!
Pat Riley, on how his words Friday have been wildly twisted out of context:
“The asterisk is next to the Heat’s name, not the Lakers. Their title is legitimate. Our loss has an asterisk (next) to it. The Lakers were the better team. Period.”
When I press the asterisk button on my roku remote and try to change the closed captioning, it boots me out of hulu. Has anyone had or solved this problem? Thanks.
It works now...they must have fixed their code.
Link to tweet this guy is a very well know light novel,manga and anime leaker who’s 95-99% right all of the time and he’s announced next year in February VOLUME 16 is coming FOR THE ASTERISK WAR LETS GOO
From Taekan in the comments
The link to the volume on MF Bunko (the publishing label)
the description translated says: Immediately before the finals-- the intention of the GBA finally comes to light!? Can Ayato and company stop Madiath's ulterior motive? And can Julis bury the past with Orphelia? The 16th edition of the highest academy battle entertainment!!
NOTE🚨 This is the Japanese release date with the English release date to follow soon if I had to estimate I’d guess summer to fall 2021 English release date
I didn't watch the anime or read th LN or the manga before I do is it going to have a harem ending
Asterisks We Know Of (First 8 are ordered as shown in a screenshot, rest as shown on the site)
+Maybe that old evil guy's job
This is the first time on this list that we don't have seen but unknown jobs, so what jobs do you want to see in this game?
Hello, /r/baseball and welcome to the Cubs fans view of 2020. I think it's safe to say for everyone involved that this year has not gone the way most of us expected. But ending up on top of the NLC, I don't think we have that much to complain about!
A couple of highlights from the year:
The last major highlight was the fact that our team went the whole season without a single episode of COVID-19. Our players didn't go clubbing like some other teams players. Yup, our players did the responsible thing night after night.
I'm sure that there are highlights I'm forgetting to include, but these are the ones which stand out most in my mind.
Unfortunately, there are some downsides to this year as well.
We also end this year knowing that we don't get to keep all of our core guys forever. We've already lost Schwarber and we don't know who's next. To whichever team picks them up, I offer this. ^^^You'll ^^^never ^^^love ^^^them ^^^as ^^^much ^^^as ^^^we ^^^do.
In all, it... keep reading on reddit ➡
He went two without 30 at the end in the bubble but idk if we should count that. You let me know!
Went through each year pretty quick and it seems this and his 2016 steak are his longest stretch. Both good team runs though with the cavs going 9-4 and Lakers 10-3
An example would be when people are talking to someone else and sort of living vicariously through the actions written out like (but without the brackets): * ( brushes your hair ) , * (makes your bed), etc
Sometimes these asterisks are also meant italicize or bold the words inside them, but the intended meaning is still the same
They’re usually used between romantic partners who are long distance or away from each other or at least that’s the only examples I’ve really come across.
EDIT: Apparently gone.
To reiterate, this is for ZENDIKAR RISING. Good luck and enjoy. #j*-pq*m-og#