The steroid era of UFC, was that the best time to be a fan?

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  1. ClosetVitorFan

    ClosetVitorFan Silver Belt

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    Be honest. I don’t know if it’s revisionism but back then, fighters looked and performed like monsters. From Ubereem to TRT Vitor. Even dan hendo and Chael. Mma will never be that awesome again. I mean it’s still good, just not AS. There are no steroids in MMA. Only fighters Vitor has breathed on.
     
  2. Mongoosemk12

    Mongoosemk12 Blue Belt

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    Username checks out.
     
  3. HHJ

    HHJ Fedor Supremacist

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    Steroids were still illegal then and many still got caught. Obviously Vitor 150000% abused his TRT exemption. No matter what USADA does,there will be still guys not getting caught or getting caught after using them 80% of the time,already. Things havent really changed all that much.
     
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    I wouldn't mind if artificially enhanced Fighters had their own League, the p e d League
     
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  5. Normot

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    Lol. Imagine think Ubereem performed better than DC or Stipe. Or that Vitor performed better than Israel or the Natty Legend Costa.
     
  6. arcadeperfect

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    You mean PRIDE?
     
  7. 2004 account

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    The ufc at the time probably had more percentage of their roster on roids the only difference is pride was open about it.

    Josh Barnett, Tim Sylvia, vitor since the beginning, etc.
     
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  9. arcadeperfect

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    Oh they definitely did, but PRIDE is meme worthy considering their contracts.
     
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    Looking back at old fights its insane how they looked, like half of them looked like Costa and no one thought twice.
     
  11. Minnja

    Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

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    Nah. There were still some boring fights here and there. People are thinking the roids = violent fights but the better way to get those types of fights is either to make it a mismatch or matchup fighters who will scrap. WallnStall and Lay'n'Pray existed back then too, and people gassed out as well.
     
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    Dreyga2000 Always Rooting for the Black Guy

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    Ignorance is bliss on this one.

    Still love TRT Vitor.
     
  14. Liverkick-king56

    Liverkick-king56 Green Belt

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    It was the worst era for stalling fights to win. Fitch, shields, Sonnen, etc

    Imagine having an advantage to train and train more hours.

    You can be like Vitor and train headkicks and work on crazy timing.

    Or be like Chael Sonnen and work a great blast double but arm it with annoying not very damaging punches. The guy had like a 17:1 ratio of testosterone and admits to cheating and i can't recall him finishing a fight with strikes
     
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    Liverkick-king56 Green Belt

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    Also we got fighters like
    Costa
    Romero
    DC
    Stipe
    Ngannou
    Volkanovski
    Aldo
    McGregor (fuck him)
    Gaethje
    Poirier
    Zabit
    Usman
    Moraes
    Sandhagen
    Lineker
    Luque
    Swanson
    Jacare
    KG
    Izzy

    All of these guys are spectacular to watch, have never failed a test and show high level skills

    Don't let nostalgia ruin the present for you.
     
  16. LikeItIs

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    You forgot your two sensual lovers. But ya, we will just ignore that shit.
     
  17. poor form

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    Romero has absolutely failed a ped test.
     
  18. Protagoras

    Protagoras Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Peak TRT Vitor would decimate Israel.

    Hell, prime Weidman would decimate Israel.

    The dude is horrifically overrated.
     
  19. Liverkick-king56

    Liverkick-king56 Green Belt

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    He's rich because the test he failed was actually proven to be tainted and he won the lawsuit.
    Regardless none of the other guys have failed to my knowledge. Just showing evidence that the sport is full of amazing fighters right now
     
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  20. Protagoras

    Protagoras Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    You trying to say this isn’t 100% natty:

    10CFBC26-FDDB-43DF-99E0-D823592DF980.jpeg

    Waterman, bless.
     

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