The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has been working alongside the UFC for a few years now to help eliminate problems the promotion has had with illegal substances over the years.
As 2017 comes to a close and 2018 begins, the prohibited substances list will undergo changes and will take effect on January 1 of 2018.
MMA Junkie recently obtained an email the UFC received from USADA about the updated list.
Outside of the previously mentioned removed of CBD Oil from the list, there are some other changes coming in the next year.
A huge change coming is that WADA is relaxing its rules for using an IV as now fighters will not be allowed to use more than 100mL over a 12 hour period instead of 50mL over a 12 hour period.
Other changes according to the list received by MMA Junkie are:
A list of prohibited glucocorticoids, which help to relieve inflammation in the body.
Revised limits on salbutamol, an asthma medication alleged to benefit endurance when used by athletes. Doses of salbutamol may not exceed 800 micrograms over any 12 hours with a 1,600 mcg limit of inhaled salbutamol over any 24-hour period.
Alcohol removed from the list.
Glycerol, formerly on the list as a S5 diuretic and masking agents, is now allowed.
Eight new banned substances in various categories.
Gene Doping clarification to include current and emerging gene manipulating technologies, such as CRISPR/Cas9 and Targeted Genome Editing, on the prohibited list.
These changes are all taking effect on January 1, the 2017 list from USADA is still in effect until that point.