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  • 02-14-2014, 05:14 PM
    The_Icon
    I'm betting Rumble is gone after his second fight back due to a dirty test
  • 02-14-2014, 12:05 PM
    RearNakedStroke
    It's still early, but this will be a strong argument for dumbest comment of the year.
  • 02-13-2014, 08:48 PM
    earle
    Wow Rumble, just wow.
  • 02-13-2014, 01:28 AM
    grambino
    It's amazing, no astonishing, that so many fighters think the UFC could start signing guys for 10, 15 or 20 mil per year. The reason the major sports pay more seems to be completely irrelevant to their rants or maybe they really don't understand the economic principles behind the ridiculous "show me the money" rant.

    Additionally, Rumble's ignorance or lack of honor seems to take him down a path contrary to the core beliefs and values of MMA. If you can't fight 25 minutes against elite competition you're not elite. The idea is I bring my style, conditioning and training and you bring yours. We see who wins today and we offer respect to our opponent regardless of outcome. The fact that athletes can talk so openly today about using ped's today is sickening and saddening.
  • 02-12-2014, 07:30 AM
    Sniggles
    Quote Originally Posted by Pasha K View Post
    Not a very smart move to admit that you are on PEDs and complain about the payment after just being resigned by the UFC.
    Not to mention that Johnson was in talks for a return to the Octagon.
  • 02-11-2014, 08:59 PM
    Pasha K
    Not a very smart move to admit that you are on PEDs and complain about the payment after just being resigned by the UFC.
  • 02-11-2014, 08:23 PM
    lwbrewer
    Not every hot fighter knows there hot. The commission can't list every leagal sup, and sponsers, coaches, trainers & managers want there fighter to win, and some are willing to cheat at the fighters expense. Whats the old saying for compition "If your winning and not cheating means you haven't got caught yet. More money just means more reasons to cheat.
  • 02-11-2014, 07:02 PM
    GL Jeff
    Come on, what do you expect to hear from AJ. How about you fight as often as MLB players play then you can get paid equally, I hate when people compare MMA guys to other sports, other sports are much more active, and popular, just so many reasons why fighters get paid less.
  • 02-11-2014, 06:50 PM
    sonofsteven
    Quote Originally Posted by Ramma View Post
    ..........you're serious, aren't you?
    Indeed sir. If a guy wants to use boldenone , testosterone, dbol , deca , etc , etc , to rehab an injury , combat age, prevent injury (that ones debatable) , or whatever else for whatever reason I just don't see the ill effects of that translating into the cage . Obviously fighter safety is paramount but I fail to see how the perfect ped cycle for a fighter , whatever that may be, would pose little if any threat to the opponent facing the juiced fighter. No steroid that I am familiar with is going to do anything to combat your opponent just flat out being better than you. See Vitor v A.Silva. , Bonnar v A.Silva , and the like . The biggest difference I see it making is in recovery and staying healthy in camps which is a win for me as a fan/consumer and im pretty sure a win for the fighter who is staying healthy and making $$.
  • 02-10-2014, 09:07 PM
    Qball1974
    Quote Originally Posted by initial_zen View Post
    That is a horrible idea. A lot of supplements are mislabeled or try to hide the fact that they have questionable ingredients. Banning someone for life because they bought the wrong protein isn't the solution. Random and more intensive testing through out training camps is a much better idea, unfortunately it will cost more money.
    I'm sure the athletic commission can provide a list of acceptable supplements. If you can prove in the review that it was an unintentional failed test then a 1-2 yr ban is fine with me.

    What you put in your body is on you.
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