“He likes to do PR scandals. As always, I’m ready now to test and always will and always would’ve been clean. Actually we did get tested for steroids but everyone just assumed that because no one tested positive that there were no steroids. Of course the thought has crossed my mind, and assumptions were made, but it gave me strength to know that my opponent may have had to use something while I put in all of the hard work and long training trying to be a better fighter which is why, with God’s help, I was able to win whether my opponent was on steroids or not.”
When it comes to Anderson Silva’s recently failed pair of drug tests for anabolic steroids, ‘The Last Emperor’ had the following to say:
“It’s extremely upsetting that an athlete of that level actually turned to an aid from drugs to enhance his performance. It’s a slap in the face overall. A slap in the face to the sport and all the fighters in the sport. I also feel that an athlete should depend on their skill set, experience and hard work they put in and not have to look to shorten that distance between hard training and the win by using or depending on steroids or any performance enhancing drug. Most importantly you have to stay true to yourself as well as those fans who made you who you are as an athlete. And now due to the use of steroids, he has this trademark, I feel, as someone who uses performance enhancing drugs to win.”
UFC color commentator Joe Rogan recently made statements in which he stated that the probability that Fedor Emelianenko used steroids during his time with PRIDE FC was high, given that in the contracts for the promotion, they stated they would not drug test fighters (See that HERE).
– via FanSided