Michael Bisping Talks Fighters Who Have Failed Drug Tests to Task
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 08.03.2014
“The situation is horrible.”
UFC middleweight fighter Michael Bisping recently talked about his previous losses to fighters Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort, and talked about how those losses were not clean as both fighters later failed random drug tests. Below are some highlights:
Bisping on his losses to Belfort and Sonnen: "They weren't clean. We all know they weren't f–king clean. They've only just started doing blood tests. People have been taking (human) growth hormone and EPO and all kinds of s–t for years. A urine sample will only show certain things, and people know when to come off stuff. It's an IQ test. The blood test they do now will catch more people because they're testing for more things, but they didn't do that before."
Bisping on Belfort's physique already looking different: "Vitor is not going to be the same. You can already see it. His physique looks remarkably different already. Of course, since this all kicked off in when he got tested, he's obviously been clean since then, and that was six, seven months ago and you can see the difference. It's going to be very interesting when you see Vitor at the weigh-in (at UFC 181 against Chris Weidman) and you see his physique compared to the last few times he's fought and the guy looked like he was in a bodybuilding contest."
Bisping on Sonnen's errors: "I don't want to kick Chael while he's down. I like Chael, but he's paying the price and hopefully it sets an example to the younger fighters and they see the error of his ways and learn. If you can't do this sport without taking steroids, go do something else."
Bisping's thoughts on Robert Drysdale: "F–king Drysdale, he can kiss my ass. I've never met the guy, he could be the nicest guy in the world, but what I see is a guy who failed his f–king test, then was on TRT, then said, ‘Oh, I don't need TRT.' He came off it and there you go, that's my f–king problem with TRT right from the get-go. You either need TRT or you don't. You can't get a doctor to prescribe it and say, ‘Oh, I don't need it and I'll come off it.' You're a cheat, and now he failed his IQ test. Not only is he a steroid cheat, but he's f–king stupid."
Bisping on how he's never taken PEDs and trains the hard way: "I've never done anything in my entire life. Today I was the first one to the gym. I was f–king kicking pads while people were just chatting away about what they had for dinner last night. Now the next class is halfway through and I've only just f–king finished. I do it the hard way and I work my f–king ass off. We're trying to knock each other's f–king heads off. We're not trying to put a ball in a basket. The situation is horrible."