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One of the earliest cases of PED use in sports was Cocaine, in 1876

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  1. FoghornLeghorn Banned Banned

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    http://www.npr.org/2014/04/03/297327865/in-the-1870s-and-80s-being-a-pedestrian-was-anything-but

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...e3a93a-aabe-11e3-adbc-888c8010c799_story.html



    You can look the man up, long distance speed walking was a popular endurance sport of the time. Mr. Edward Payson Weston was one of the most popular and most prominent of "Pedestrians", as the athletes were referred to. He was known for covering large distances nearly non-stop in very short time-frames, something that was made possible by the chewing of Coca Leaves during his run, specifically in 1876 when he admitted to using Coca at his doctor's advice (see how long that excuse has gone for?)

    It was not against any of the standardized rules of the time, but was universally and heavily frowned upon and seen as outright cheating.


    It was the fallout from the use of drugs by prominent athletes that eventually led to the sports decline, paving the way for Baseball to take over as America's pastime.




    Early Baseball was also famous for the athlete's use of performance enhancers, specifically the "Amphetamine Era" that took place from the 30's to the 60's. Babe Ruth himself had tried an injection from Sheep testicles, which proved to make him ill instead. Pud Galvin had admitted to using testosterone injections in 1889.
     
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    At this level of MMA, in 2015, I find no advantage in cocaine. He was doing the ye yo for fun.
     
  3. vkram Brown Belt

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    If Jones wanted to use a PED, he would have used something more proven with less negative effects.
     
  4. estranged Red Belt

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    can't be just for fun
     
  5. Th3Sav4ge "ON CHRISTMAS?!?!"

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    why?
     
  6. FootstompShonie Silver Belt

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    Jones tested positive a month before the fight. That's literally been established thousands of times.
     
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  9. Monkey Pride Blue Belt

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    Omg a rich man did some Booger Sugar. Someone call somebody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Prolly did it right along side Dana and Lorenzo. I could see coke being advantageous for the right fighter. But only if the fighter was high while fighting.
     
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    whats your point? you do understand that most benefits of PEDs are used between fights, and not during the actual fight? steroids help your muscles grows in training. cocaine has a diuretic and weight loss effect, something that Jones might take advantage of during his cut in the weeks before the fight.
     
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    I see it as jus cocaine but it is a banned substance. He should be stripped like Ricco was
     
  12. TankAbbott4Eva Gold Belt

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    The actual cut wouldn't start a month before the fight though would it?
     
  13. Liquid Smoke Great artists steal™

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    It's a helluva drug.
     
  14. BringPrideBack Orange Belt

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    coca leaves =/= cocaine
     
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    lol. oh wait you're serious, allow me lol even harder.
     

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