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A new era starts in July for the UFC when it comes to drug testing.

UFC President Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta made their company announcement today, and while some of the details are yet to be decided, it appears the direction is toward random out-of-competition testing across the board.

It’s a decision that is more than welcomed by arguably the UFC’s biggest star, women’s bantamweight champion [autotag]Ronda Rousey[/autotag], an Olympic medalist who is no stranger to tough drug testing.

“I’m extremely encouraged of what I heard the announcement is,” Rousey said today during a media call promoting next week’s UFC 184. “The drug testing I underwent at 16, or even 14, was much more stringent than the drug testing that I got as a champion in MMA.”

Rousey (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) headlines UFC 184 against Cat Zingano (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) on Feb. 28…

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