VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) has offered to sponsor this fight. BJ and Rory have accepted.
From BJPenn.com & Twitter.
BJ PENN @bjpenndotcomDear Mr. Penn,
The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) selectively offers sponsorships to combat sports athletes who we believe would make outstanding representatives for clean sport. Typically, our sponsorship programs are offered to both participants in a scheduled event and include an 8-10 week period of random, unannounced blood and urine tests leading up to their bout.
Your long and successful history in MMA as an outspoken advocate for drug free sport would make it an honor for VADA to sponsor you and your opponent, Rory MacDonald, for UFC 152….
@rory_macdonald VADA anti-doping has offered to sponsor our upcoming fight.I've accepted and invite you to help me clean up the sport. VADA results will be released after the fight to ensure that the fight happens. Lets get started asap!!
Rory MacDonald @rory_macdonald
@bjpenndotcom already worried BJ? honestly i think its a great idea 2, and im ready to do the testing for our fight as well
BJ PENN @bjpenndotcom
@rory_macdonald Worried?? VADA came to me. I didnt go to them. Thats great. we will have VADA send you the info ASAP
According to VADA's website, Penn and MacDonald will be subject to a testing program similar to what Olympic athletes under go. They will be subject to random testing, and have to submit their whereabouts to VADA so drug testers can show up whenever they like to require a test.
If it's truly modeled after the Olympic program, Penn and MacDonald need to be ready for knocks on their door at all times of the day and night. Olympians often tweet when the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency shows up at their door, and it's rarely expected.