On Thursday, BJPenn.com reported that UFC veteran Josh Burkman was present during a big steroid raid that took place in the Iron Addicts gym in Miami, Florida on Tuesday.
For those that are familiar with the Iron Addicts name, it is likely because YouTube sensation CT Fletcher is associated with the Iron Addicts gym. Fletcher released a video on YouTube addressing the raid that took place at the Miami Iron Addicts gym, which Fletcher says he does not own.
“I think it’s important that I address this issue head on, which is the only way that I know how to do before the f**king rumor mill goes wild,” Fletcher said. I am aware of the situation in Miami. First, I want to stress that I only own one Iron Addicts gym and that is the one in Southern California, in Signal Hill to be exact. That is the only Iron Addicts gym that I actually own.
“The Iron Addicts gym in Miami has my likeness, and they can use my face and that was an agreement that was reached with one member of the original Iron Addicts group. We had a personal agreement that he could use my likeness in order to help his business. At this time, do I regret making that decision? I sure do because I don’t want my name associated with anything like that. But, it’s too late. It’s happened.
“I get requests for Iron Addicts gyms from all over the world every day and it is my goal to have an Iron Addicts gym all over the world in every city but this is going to make me a lot more reluctant to lend my name and my image.”
Fletcher added that for anyone who has pending requests or is currently in the middle of working a franchise deal with him, it all has to be put on hold while the legalities of the situation with the Miami location raid gets figured out.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 2/24/2017.