The Ultimate Fighting Championship is cracking down on performance enhancing drug use among its fighters. Last year, it commissioned the US Anti-Doping Agency to conduct random drug tests when fighters least expect it. “Least expect it” is a pretty broad term, and encompasses times like when a fighter is asleep in the middle of the night—or when a fighter is live-streaming a video game on Twitch.
UFC Flyweight champ Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson was in the middle of streaming Bloodborne Sunday when USADA knocked on his door (follow the link above to watch). It’s probably safe to say “while engaging in The Hunt” qualifies for least expected times to get a drug test; the weird part is, the folks in the Twitch chat during the stream had just been talking about how funny it would be if the stream was interrupted by a drug test. And then it was.
USADA conducted 353 random drug tests between June and the end of 2015, so it seems likely that it’s only a matter of time until they manage to interrupt another fighter’s stream. If it’s Johnson’s, he should challenge the USADA testers to a match of the upcoming EA Sports UFC 2, and let them play as him in the game. Nobody in the chat will see that coming.