NPR logo

Mixed Martial Arts Has A Drug Problem

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/93564877/93564848" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Mixed Martial Arts Has A Drug Problem

Sports

Mixed Martial Arts Has A Drug Problem

Mixed Martial Arts Has A Drug Problem

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/93564877/93564848" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Though not an Olympic sport yet — by some measures — mixed martial arts has already overtaken boxing in popularity. Matches are raking in millions on Pay Per View, and CBS recently launched a Saturday Night Fights program. Unfortunately, the popular sport has developed a drug problem.

Tamara Keith reports for KQED.