Mackenzie Dern Rewarded For 25 Consecutive Clean USADA Tests

Mackenzie Dern has had 25 tests over 3 years under USADA guidelines and has come up clean in every single one. Now, she has a t-shirt to show for it.

In an Instagram post, Dern shared a picture of her UFC-branded t-shirt with a large “25x” printed on the chest. The prize comes from USADA, as the organization has made a tradition out of rewarding athletes for being compliant with the banned substance ruleset. Most notably, fighters are given a letterman jacket for 50 clean tests.

Francis Ngannou was recently given the coveted letterman jacket in a small ceremony.

Also in the 50x clean test club are fighters such as Daniel Cormier, Kamaru Usman, Dominick Cruz, Donald Cerrone, Cody Garbrandt, Robbie Lawler, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, Tecia Torres, Misha Cirkunov, and Tony Ferguson.

The UFC holds a comprehensive drug-testing policy that covers every single fighter on the roster. There is an annual minimum of 2,750 tests distributed by USADA, averaging about 5 tests per year for each fighter. USADA is also responsible for drug testing the United States Olympic team.

Mackenzie Dern noted in her post that she is now half way to her jacket. In due time, we should be seeing a ceremony for her, too.


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