Michael Bisping: USADA comes in, now I’m world champ

August 11, 2016 8:50 am by Evan Bell
Michael Bisping

Back in June, UFC veteran Michael Bisping stepped into the Octagon on short notice to fight Luke Rockhold for the UFC middleweight championship. Bisping went on to shock the world as he knocked out Rockhold just minutes into the first round to win the middleweight championship.

Since then, the champ has been booked to defend his title at UFC 204 in Manchester, England against Dan Henderson, the man who infamously starched him at UFC 100.

Ahead of that fight, Bisping pointed out an interesting fact about him becoming champion in an editorial piece to Champions.co:

“Everybody knows my stance on PEDs, and that hasn’t changed one little bit. The Diaz brothers say that everybody is taking steroids, but obviously there are still some of us that aren’t. I kind of hear what they’re saying, though. I think the large majority of our athletes are on something.”

“Now that USADA is clamping down on performance enhancers, people are getting popped left and right. They still have a long way to go, but people are getting caught, and that’s what counts. It’s funny, now that we have USADA in the mix, I’ve become world champion!

“I’ve been here all this time, and yes, I have improved, and my coaches have worked hard with me to get me where I am, but USADA’s presence and my becoming world champion isn’t such a crazy coincidence. I think there’s a reason for that.”

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