Originally Posted by BonesKnows
I actually agree with this to a point. In MMA we have seen on many differnt occasions that PEDs dont always help you when it comes down to the actual fight. Examples; AS vs Bonnar, AS vs Chael, Vitor vs Hendo, Forrest vs Bonnar, Leben vs Bisping and those are just some that pop up after a quick search on google.
Does it help with weight cutting and putting on muscle leading up to the fight, of course. But when it comes down to the actual fight with both guys in the cage i honestly think the best fighter is the one can put it all together and i dont think PEDs help that.
While I don't disagree that in the end run skill takes precedent over muscle and weight cutting. I think it's a little to easy to point at the guys who have lost and got caught but think people don't win on PED's at the same time. I personally don't have any doubts about Overeem using in the past and his actions prior to the Lesnar match which he won certainly point to PED use.
I think for me the biggest problem with PED use being accepted is that it forces the guys that don't want to use it to feel like they have to because everyone else does. Long term health effects being a risk is not something anyone should have to risk for entertainment to the masses.
And just for arguments sake what happens in a fight where both guys are equally skilled but one is using PED's and the other isn't ?