UFC looks into Johns Hopkins study on psychedelic drugs as potential therapy for fighters

The UFC is looking to get involved with research into psychedelic drugs as a therapy for fighters’ brain health.

The promotion has been in contact with Johns Hopkins University about its psychedelics studies with an eye toward seeing if the drugs can be helpful for fighters dealing with brain issues, UFC president Dana White told MMA Junkie on Wednesday.

“We’re diving into that,” White said.

UFC senior vice president of health and performance Jeff Novitzky told ESPN that the interest came from a segment from HBO’s “Real Sports” last month. Novitzky said White gave him a “directive” to look more into psychedelic research and he has been in contact with Johns Hopkins over the past few weeks.

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