03-13-2012, 03:36 PM
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| | UFC Vet John Alessio Admits To Past PED Use
UFC Vet John Alessio Admits To Past PED Use | MMA News
Iíll be honest with you. Iím an honest person. When I was young ó in my 18, 19, 20s, you know, 22 ó I dabbled in a few of them (Performance Enhancing Drugs) . I tried them out [to see] how it is, so I know what they can do, and I know how they can work against you also. There are proven facts [that] it can make you faster and stronger, but there are proven facts [that] it can gas you out eventually. Iím not in a weightlifting competition. Iím not in a bodybuilding show. Iím in a mixed martial arts fight. In the dark ages of the sport, I tried [PEDs] but I also became a firm believer in Ďletís make this sport naturalÖ A lot of people have become dependent upon performance-enhancing drugs and stuff because of the mental factor. They donít feel as strong; they donít know if theyíll be as mean out there. And Iím definitely against performance-enhancing drugs. I think itís kind of silly. I donít think it is necessary at all. I think you can get everything you need naturally. I never did [PEDs] for a UFC fight, or any major organization.Ē |
While a guest on the Sherdog radio networks, ďBeatdown RadioĒ, two-time UFC fighter John Alessio admits to using PEDís in the past, but stops short of saying he used them to gain an edge in a major promotional matchup.
He last fought in the UFC in 2006, since then he had a brief stint in the WEC, has fought for DREAM and several other regional promotions.
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