ProMMAnow (www.prommanow.com) was notified by Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer that both fighters were tested for steroids and diuretics in mid-October and passed with no problems.
Carwin and Nelson are opposing coaches on the 16th season of TUF and will headline the TUF 16 Finale on December 15th in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will air on FX with the preliminary bouts airing on FUEL TV and Facebook.
VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) is thought be more comprehensive and stringent compared to most drug testing done by state athletic commissions. Nelson has enrolled in VADA testing on his own while Carwin has not, citing an article posted on the VADA website that linked him to steroid use. However, the article wasn’t written by anyone at VADA, and the intern that wrote and posted the article was fired according to VADA. Carwin and his camp have used this instance to support their claim that VADA isn’t fully independent and unbiased towards him.
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