MMA Pride doesn't test, UFC does....

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  1. metallikatz56

    metallikatz56 New Member

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    I sort of lifted this subject from elsewhere, but I wanted to see what you guys thought here:

    Pride doesn't test for steroids. Several fighters (Silva, Rampage, Randleman, to name a few) have come under scrutiny for alleged use (not officially, but from the fan base).

    The UFC does, the most notable case being Josh Barnett's bust. Barnett subsequently jumped to Pride and managed to hold his own against CroCop in the most recent PPV.

    Does the possibility of "performance enhancement" bring into question the generally superior abilities of Pride fighters in your opinion?

    PS: I'm pleasantly surprised with the knowledge and interest you guys have. This is definitely not the usual bunch of OT'ers. Maybe I'll finally start to post more. :)
     
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    Placebo New Member

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    I'm not going to speculate; however, I do think it would be interesting if they started seriously testing just to see what happened.
     
  3. FlyingNun

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    UFC only tests in Nevada...not for any of their other shows...miami, new jersey or whatever...anyways i have a feeling that steroids are probably widespread in the sport...along with most professional sports...just that most guys know how to get around testing positive for steroids
     
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    fighter4life New Member

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    Yeah if you cycle right you won't get caught for use anyways.
     
  5. JordanClarkson

    JordanClarkson OT Supporter

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    It's definitely possible. There are several steroids that stay in your system just 1-2 months.
     
  6. brolli

    brolli OT Supporter

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    Honestly, I think that Pride does make an effort to test, but the fighters who do use steroids probably do it in a way they won't get caught. Silva was noticably much bigger a little while ago and when he suddenly lost his size people began to question him. As for Randleman... just look at the veins in his legs... but then again he was an NCAA wrestling champ so it is possible he is natural, as he is an elite athlete.

    And yeah please post more! we need the MMA crew to grow.
     
  7. Jeff Merr

    Jeff Merr Elite Member

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    The UFC's effort on testing is rediculous. If you want to juice in the UFC, you can, its pretty easy.
     
  8. brolli

    brolli OT Supporter

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    From what I've heard, doesn't the UFC only test before title matches?
     
  9. Sammo

    Sammo New Member

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    I remember reading about Karo saying that he thinks GSP is on the juice
     
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    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    UFC only tests for title matches, and main events
     
  11. d0nk3ypunch

    d0nk3ypunch New Member

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    One of the biggest myths is that you call tell who juices by how they look. Some people can get crazy ripped because of hard work and genetics.

    I mean look at Barnett and Tim Sylivia, both have been busted, and they are the last guys I would accuse of doing so.
     
  12. Jeff Merr

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    Some people are pretty easy to tell; Randelman, Baroni, Kimo...
     

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