Cortney Casey got fucked by Texas. True, everyone gets fucked by Texas at one point or another (see: Mexico, Oklahoma, Nixon’s 1960 presidential campaign), but she got it in a bummer of a way.
She won her May fight and was told she had elevated testosterone levels according to a drug test. Her B Sample was then tested by TX and it came back negative. That should be the end of it all but it wasn’t.
TX has another lab check her shit. It was clean. UFC and WADA checked. It was clean. THAT should be the end of it. It wasn’t. Texas still hasn’t cleared Casey.
The UFC is trying to fix that fuckery. They’ve taken the unprecedented step of releasing a statement demanding Casey be reinstated. I hate the word “unprecedented” as a general rule, because it tends to make things seem super dramatic, but I’ve never seen this before so the term fits. This is what they said:
“UFC has made it very clear that it takes anti-doping very seriously, instituting the most comprehensive anti-doping program in sports. One of the keys to this program, and any effective, world-class program, is ensuring that all athletes are treated to proper due process.
“UFC strawweight Cortney Casey’s recent case, stemming from her fight in Dallas on May 13, 2017, is a perfect example of the type of negative and damaging backlash for an athlete resulting from a false-positive. There is no better example than this for the need to have proper due process and testing in combat sports and professional sports anti-doping.
“Following the results of the additional tests at the WADA accredited laboratory, proving that Cortney did not cheat nor break any rules, UFC is requesting that the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) immediately reverse its ruling and exonerate Cortney of any wrongdoing.
“UFC has offered, and continues to offer Texas and any other Commission and regulatory body around the world, the world-class expertise and experience of USADA, to assist them in properly carrying out anti-doping efforts in their state or country.”
Just when I thought New York was picking up momentum to become Worst Athletic Commission, Texas reminds us all who the real king is.
Suck a dick, Texas. Steers and Queers, boys, Steers and Queers. And we’re all outta beef.
(Note: HG loves Queers, we just like old timey sayings more.)
Update: Texas came to their senses and has undone the suspension. HG takes full credit that it was a result of our scathing editorial pressure.