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Thursday, 04/26/2012, 04:11 pm

Mark Muñoz speaks out about PEDs | says "they have no place in MMA"


By Evan Stoumbelis:

UFC Middleweight Mark Muñoz spoke about performance enhancing drugs today during a podcast interview. With the increasing drama revolving around UFC fighters and PEDs, most recently Alistair Overeem, it’s no surprise that more and more fighters are discussing PEDs in interviews.

“The thing about PEDs, everyone wants to get an edge on the competition, but I feel with PEDs you’re actually cutting your life shorter. I think when you take such drugs it’s damaging your body in a way, because anything synthetically enhanced, it’s going to do something bad to your body in the long term. For me, I’m a father and a husband, so I want to be here later on. So if I’m taking something synthetic, it’s just going to disrupt the natural process of the body and then shut down your kidneys or give you diverticulitis in your 30s or give you heart disease. If they did research on PEDs, (they’d find) it really does shorten your life. So if I’m taking PEDs, I’m shortening my life, and therefore I’m not looking towards my first priority, which is my family. PEDs is cheating. Stop cheating — there’s no substitute for hard work. If you don’t want to work hard, do something else! Stop cheating!”

Interesting, did anyone else flash to Brock Lesnar when Muñoz mentioned diverticulitis?

Muñoz will be returning to action at UFC on Fuel TV 4 against undefeated Chris Weidman.

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