Top Five Steroid Users in Mixed Martial Arts
This slide is just for fun. I'm making this based off of my personal opinion.
These are fighters who I think are the biggest performance enhancing drug users throughout all of Mixed Martial Arts.
By Performance Enhancing Drugs, a.k.a steroids.
Steroid users aren't that common in Mixed Martial Arts, but we know the ones that have tested positive before or we have a reason to believe they use steroids.
Enjoy the show.
The Honorable Mention
Tim Sylvia: The Maine-Iac has in fact tested positive for steroids in the past. Back when he first came into the UFC. His third fight in the Zuffa Organization actually.
It was after defeating Ricco Rodriguez for the belt. He was defending his belt against Gan McGee and won in devastating fashion.
After the fight, he tested positive for steroids and was not only stripped of the belt and fined, but suspended as well.
Tim has gone on the record as saying "it was for shedding excess body fat." That may be true, but if that's the case, get a better trainer or a fitness trainer to help you do it.
Royce Gracie: The Original UFC Champion. The man who brought Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to the rest of the world.
Yes, he has in fact tested positive for steroids. It was after he avenged his loss to Kazushi Sakuraba in 2007.
I doubt the possibility that he did steroids because if you look at the guy, he just doesn't look like he's used them before.
Maybe he was healing an injury. But he did test positive, so you never know who is using.
Brock Lesnar: Lesnar has consistently denied ever using steroids. He's never tested positive, but anyone with a brain can clearly see that when he wrestled in the WWE, he was a juice head.
He's the same exact weight as he was back then, but look at the difference in his physique. He's not on them now, but he definitely used steroids or other performance enhancing drugs back in the day.
5. Mark Coleman
One of the founding fathers of the UFC. The Godfather of Ground and Pound. A legend in the sport of MMA. The First ever UFC Heavyweight Champion.
Never tested positive for steroids but one look at him back in the day at early UFC events, anyone could tell if he was using steroids. Just look at the size of his neck and his Trapezius Muscle.
Whether Coleman is on steroids anymore is debatable. His first and last fight back in the UFC, he looked like he was clean, due to the fact of how drained he looked in those fights. Not due to cutting weight, but cutting himself off of the juice.
The fight with Stephan Bonnar was a different story. He looked like the Mark Coleman we saw back in Pride with his solid physique and outstanding performance.
4. Phil Baroni
Just take a look at the picture and see if you can guess the right answer.
Not the best fighter ever, but definitely not the worst. Baroni has had his ups and downs in the sport of MMA. Right now, I'm gonna say he's breaking even with his 13-12 record.
But aside from that, Baroni has tested positive for steroids in the past. It happened immediately after his embarrassing loss to Frank Shamrock 2007. In my honest opinion, Baroni needs to get rid of the juice and cut to the perfect weight class for himself, the lightweight division.
3. Sean Sherk
The Muscle Shark, as he was nicknamed in Japan, has tested positive for anabolic steroids in the past.
It happened immediately after his boring unanimous decision win over number one contender at the time, Hermes Franca.
The former lightweight champion has repeatedly denied steroid usage and blames the California State Athletic Commision for affecting his urine sample that tested positive for steroids.
It can be possible that the California State Athletic Commission messed up with Sherk's urine sample, but the picture above makes people think otherwise.
2. Ken Shamrock
The Former UFC and Pancrase Champion has denied ever using steroids his entire career, as well as after testing positive after his win over Ross Clifton last year.
Nobody was really surprised, but how did it come so late? Where were these athletic commissions back in the day when Ken was champion?
Ken Shamrock's legendary MMA career has spanned from 1993 to the present day.
Ken definitely was a steroid user in 1993. He used any performance enhancing drugs he could get his hands when he fought over in Japan, since their commissions test for different things. In conclusion, he is still a juice head and will most likely never stop being one.
1. Josh Barnett
The Man who collapsed Affliction.
The only fighter to test positive for steroids three times in MMA history.
Barnett has profusely denied ever taking steroids and claims it's the athletic commissions fault.
Ya, uh Josh, when it happens more than once and it's a different commission each time, I think you're the one that has the problem.
The times he's admitted using steroids, he claims it was for cutting weight and excess body fat. Honestly, if you're that self conscious about your body, hire a freaking trainer.
I don't feel bad for Barnett and the bad image he has is not because of the media, it's because of himself. He deserves it.
It's your own fault nobody wants to fight you, juice head.