Interesting claims coming out of the camp today, especially for Mixed martial art fans.
Victor Conte has now made the comments that 90% of athletes (well, let me correct it, 90% Of ELITE athletes) are using steroids.
Victor Conte, the man behind one of the biggest steroid abuse scandals in US sports history, recently said that a majority of UFC fighters are using performance enhancing drugs also known as PEDs!
“Do I believe that at least 90%… are using some sort of performance enhancing drug in the UFC? I do,” said Conte. “But there are those that do not and I think that number’s going to grow over time. They realize that the testing is weak. The Nevada Commission’s testing is completely weak.”
Conte was the man behind the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO) which supplied athletes with undetectable PEDs until the whole operation came crashing down, following a federal investigation in 2003. After serving several months in prison for his role at BALCO, Conte has come out as a crusader pointing the finger at the absurdity of drug testing in sport.
Conte says that both the UFC and state athletics commissions, such as the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), should be doing more.
“And listen, Dana White’s a very smart man. [NSAC executive director] Keith Kizer’s a very smart man, and he’s an attorney. But the logic for argument that they present in this particular situation just does not fly,” Conte told Ariel Helwani of MMA Hour.
So according to him 90% of athletes are on steroids.
Personally, I think this is a bit silly, I mean I doubt most snooker players, for example, are on anabolic steroids, just as I doubt most dart players are either. Obviously, I could continue now onto a more realistic route.
Do I believe most guys in the UFC are on anabolic steroids? Yes, Yes I do. Would I say 90% probably would, yeah.
From the cage fighters I’ve trained, or had any involvement with, it hasn’t mattered if it’s local competition, or national– they have juiced. As a matter of fact, I remember going to one competition with over 300 fighters, and most of them were back stage talking about their “stacks” in the locker room or shower room. It was quite funny.
The exact same day an avid fan was talking to his son saying, “These guys are the real deal, they don’t juice man!! They’d never touch it, THESE GUYS HERE!!!”, getting louder as he rubs the bored kids face, he excited says, “These guys.. These are real men, they don’t touch that pussy stuff!!!”
I burst out laughing at the idiot. I couldn’t help it, especially with what I’d just seen. “You’re a coach, tell him it’s true,” I thought to myself. I just laughed and walked off.
The truth is most sports are filled with steroids, soccer, rugby, American football, Baseball, basketball, bodybuilding, power lifting, most olympic sports.
The difference is using anabolic steroids SAFELY and wisely to protect yourself and get the best results.
Two guys can do a simple Test-E cycle of 500MG weekly. One guy can put on 30lbs of mass over 12/16 weeks, the other guy 10lbs if he’s lucky. Want to know why? Because one guy works his ass off, he eats properly, and he trains correctly!
The other guy, instead of training correctly, will inject more drugs. Eventually he gets up into doses reaching 1 to 1 and a half grams a week, which is an insane dose, making his 30lbs a time gains. While the other individual uses much less is safer and getting MUCH better results and his side effects are non-existent.
Don’t judge athletes on “steroid use” because YOU forced them to do it.
You want to see the best, you want to see insane results. If everyone stops taking them, you turn off the TV! You demanded this type of performance. At least have respect for those who know what they are doing when they take steroids!