Former BALCO boss Victor Conte estimates 50 percent of MMA fighters using PEDs

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prophecy033
10/20/12 2:13:56PM
Former doping specialist turned anti-doping crusader Victor Conte has a potentially sobering view of mixed martial arts.

During a recent appearance on UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan's popular podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience," Conte said he estimates around half of all current MMA fightersareusing some type of performance-enhancing drug.

"From total of all performance-enhancing drugs, it's in the neighborhood of 50 percent," Conte told Rogan.

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isk
10/20/12 2:47:37PM
Serious allegations, but are they legit or attention-seeking?

Really, all I could see was that moustache. Dude looks like he's trying to sell me a bridge.
prophecy033
10/20/12 2:58:19PM

Posted by isk

Serious allegations, but are they legit or attention-seeking?

Really, all I could see was that moustache. Dude looks like he's trying to sell me a bridge.

Yeah, he's a seedy looking character
State_Champ
10/20/12 3:42:02PM
Only fifty percent?

All mixed martial artists, or just professional mixed martial artists?



ghandikush
10/20/12 4:27:11PM
I wouldnt doubt it, I mean the cleanest guy in the game uses legal ped supplements because its a must, and obviously noone in MMA is labeled a cheated for roids.... Type in Fernando Vargas to see the difference between boxing and MMA labels.

Overally it really only makes sense to use them until the commisions actually start trying to bust guys consistently. In nevada at least we know they're not trying to lose the UFC business.
warglory
10/20/12 4:27:30PM
There is literally no way he could know that figure. It's not a figure you can estimate. Ridiculous.
KingCmb
10/20/12 4:30:53PM
hes always ,making ridiculous statments after melky cabrera got busted he said something like 98% of players are doing it just they know how to hide it now
prophecy033
10/20/12 4:44:17PM
I'll just say this.....he knows a LOT more about it than me
jay98107
10/20/12 5:16:21PM

Posted by isk

Serious allegations, but are they legit or attention-seeking?

Really, all I could see was that moustache. Dude looks like he's trying to sell me a bridge.



Monorail!

He may be right, but this slimeball couldn't convince me of anything one way or the other.
tcunningham
10/21/12 1:19:36AM
wait, so let me get this straight, because this guy is a former scumbag cheater that makes him the specialist on PEDs in MMA?
Bubbles
10/21/12 12:43:49PM
this guy is just trying to keep his name relevant. Maybe the 2-7 fighters of the world fighting for a Big Mac combo are on PEDs, I highly doubt the number is that large for fighters at or towards the top of the sport
NE-1
10/22/12 9:50:46AM
What else is Conte gonna pull outta his butt?