Thursday, September 29, 2022

Video: Tito Ortiz Pleads With UFC Fighters To Stop Doing Drugs

UFC Hall Of Famer and current Bellator Light Heavyweight contender Tito Ortiz recently spoke out about Anderson Silva’s drug-test failures and the issue of PEDs in MMA in general, pleading with UFC fighters to stop doing drugs.

“Anderson, how could you do that? I’m a huge fan of Anderson,” said Ortiz in a new Fight Hub TV interview, which you can watch above. “That was just too bad. I don’t know what kind of thoughts he’s getting from his training partners or from his trainers, but things like that, you shouldn’t do.”

“I’ve had major surgeries,” Ortiz continued. “I’ve had L45S1 [spinal] fused. C6-C7 [vertebrae] fused. C3-4 disk replacement. ACL’s on both knees. You’ve just got to work hard on your mind. How much better would have Diaz did if [Silva] wasn’t on it? Diaz got popped for marijuana which is crazy. You expect that from him, which is horrible, but Diaz put on a great fight. It made me scratch my head.”

Ortiz concluded, “All those guys in the UFC that are getting popped for their drug tests and it’s like what kind of thing are you showing to our youth? So many youth look up to us as role models or inspirations. Can’t be doing things like that. It’s too bad. Kind of sad for the sport at the same time but hopefully they learned and they pay for what they done. It’s bad all around. Bad for [Silva], bad for the sport, bad for the UFC. You’ve got to put reprimands on guys like that. You’ve got to make them pay for it, I think.”

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