Dan Hardy Says Most Elite MMA Fighters Are Using PEDs
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.
“@rossmcclung Every single elite level athlete's on the same page - they all dope. - Not all of them, but yes... most do for sure.— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) January 21, 2013
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.
“@misslauraash would you fight someone knowing they had been using enhancing drugs/steroids? - Already have, lots of times.— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) January 21, 2013
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.
“@benbergeron2 are you or will you sign up for VADA - hell no... I don't trust that nonsense any more that the guy I'm fighting.— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) January 21, 2013
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.
“@jerodr1 What is your stance on TRT? - I've seen both sides. Guys that need it and guys that use it... If you need it, cool.— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) January 21, 2013
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.
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