Why do fighters accept bouts with highly suspected/proven steroid cheats?

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  1. flowoftruth

    flowoftruth Orange Belt

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    Or at the least why not be vocal and push for more extensive testing?.

    I remember Rory talking about his suspicions for the Robbie fight and just thinking about the damage he took in there. It must be a very sombering experience going through the recovery process having taken serious trauma and realising this guy probably just took years off your life being a scummy cheater.
     
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    too many lance armstrongs floating around MMA, that's why.
     
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    ShreddinMMA Gold Belt

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    Because they need to fight to make money.

    Rory is a bad example too. Lawler's testing suspicions on that fight didn't really come to light until afterwords, and Lawler didn't have a history.
     
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    The Schmoop Black Belt

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    Because if they win, they win.


    If they lose..........steroids.
     
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    Too many roiders in MMA plus they have to make their money
     
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    The Mookster Green Belt

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    Well... everybody including Schill Rogaine knows that Jon Jones is a lifetime juicer and cheat but we cant help but want to see him fight. Same with Bork, TrT vitor, Yoel... they are all freak shows but we cant help but want to see it. IMO the UFC should have a different openweight division for steroid users. Once u get caught cheating, u can still fight but u leave the USADA testing pool forever and omly fight other cheaters. Id def watch TrT vitor vs yoel or Bork vs Jones or whatev
     
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    MONEY.
     
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    dormammu Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    I thought the same when Hunt fought Lesnar
     
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    King in the North Blue Belt

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    Because they’re also on steroids and need money.
     
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    Because steroid cheats are directly correlated to big ratings and large pay days.
     
  12. flowoftruth

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    Maybe it's a bad example. But it's just something that sticks with you, remembering the tone of his voice when he was bringing it up and the kind of damage he took.
     
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    noah1212 Drink the Kool-Aid Platinum Member

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    Because nobody wants to fight a roider. If you are a guy trying to climb and a top 5 suspected roider offers you a fight, there's a good chance it's just cause he couldn't book another top 5 guy
     
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    Because maybe a lot of them are also in the "sauce"?
     
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    flowoftruth Orange Belt

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    okay but you gonna get paid the same if u fight romero or u fight weedman, yet the risk level is not the same. fighters should come together to boycott the most visible offenders.
     
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    D'z Purple Belt

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    How can fighters come together when the majority of them are violators? And come together against whom? Fighters in their own camps?! So, ostracize most of the people in the sport and destroy pretty much every established fight camp there is? That's your plan? Have you put much thought into how this plays out?o_O
     
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    money for 1 and usada does that just fine.

    usada busted jon jones and brock lesner with no trouble.
     
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    eseseses681 Purple Belt

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    How much more extensive does testing need to be? Random drug tests, blood and urine every time, you have to document your location every morning, afternoon and night, they're constantly adding more and more designer chemicals to the list of banned substances-- if your aversion to steroids is so severe that THAT isn't enough for you, what will it take? The fighters are all put into a big UFC house and subjected to round-the-clock video recordings to ensure there are zero opportunities for them to use their privacy to take something that might be performance enhancing, and even a proven false-positive or a legitimately tainted supplement gets you a two-year suspension just to be safe?
     
  19. flowoftruth

    flowoftruth Orange Belt

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    come together as in collectively decline to fight these guys when the ufc offers them , and only for the most extreme cases. Like look
    middleweight everyone knows yoel and costa are cheaters. why u gonna fight them ? rockhold and whittaker are both already talking about yoel being dirty, weidman talked about it, mousasi talked about it previously. so why give him opportunity to take ur spot.
     
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    mmacasualviewer Hardcores vs Casuals

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    WME wont pay up. Midcarders need a natty alternative.

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