Dan Hardy Says Most Elite MMA Fighters Are Using PEDs

Andrew SaundersCorrespondent IIJanuary 21, 2013

May 26, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Dan Hardy reacts to the win over Duane Ledwig (not pictured) during UFC 146 at the MGM Grand Garden event center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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With the recent confession of cycling legend Lance Armstrong, the sports world is going nuts while debating the topic of performance-enhancing drugs.

On Monday, UFC fighter Dan Hardy turned to Twitter and calmly acknowledged the rampant use of cheating in mixed martial arts.



The popular Brit doesn't seem terribly concerned by the epidemic, as he continually fielded questions on the subject. "The Outlaw" even stated that he knows several of his previous opponents have been on the juice.



While some fighters like Roy Nelson and BJ Penn believe that voluntary anti-doping testing could potentially save the sport, Hardy doesn't seem to be convinced that it does any good.



Hardy did take time to acknowledge that some fighters who utilize controversial testosterone replacement therapy allowances truly need it. However, he mixes no words when pointing out that others use it without any necessity.



Currently, Hardy is scheduled to meet Matt Brown at the upcoming UFC on Fox 7 in April. He hopes to improve upon a two-fight winning streak that saw his arm raised against Amir Sadollah and Duane Ludwig in 2012.