Posted by hippysmacker
Posted by Stickan
thanks for the interview.
"You and me probably have six nanograms [of the steroid Nandrolone] in our system; he had 12."
Does Dana use steroids? Why would an athletic commission set the limit at six nanograms if an average bald guy in his 40`s has that amount in his body naturally?
Does sound a bit like hyperbole, but I get his point. A highly trained MMA fighter could have a false positive test.
So it's actually a fact that if you train hard, you get higher nandrolone levels? It's not like Sherk is the only fighter training hard. If six was such a low level, why didn't Tito Ortiz, Rashad Evans or any other athlete who was on that card test positive?
I think Dana is full of shit when it comes to the testing at UFC 72. OF COURSE people have asked for the results from those tests. I know that sherdog.com has said on their radio show that they've tried to get a hold of a copy of the results and the question about those results have been floating around the MMA community for a while now. Of course someone else asked too.
Plus, why didn't he just put the results up on UFC.com if they were all negative? It would make the UFC look good and we all know Dana would do anything for the UFC to look good and legit.
I'm not saying that someone tested positive but something is fishy about it.
He sounds a little bit more active against steroids than normally but that might be because he's actually talking to the mainstream media in that interview. I don't know if him saying that he takes away some of the fighters bonuses is very reinsuring that there will be a change to me. It's not gonna change the perception and no one sees the "punishment" being handed out by Dana.
I don't want to sound like I just hate on Dana but he's been hypocritical about this subject all along and maybe he's starting to take a stronger stance against steroids but the problem is that we don't see it. If we from now on see results coming back negative from most events and we get to see that they actually handle the tests when they go to places without commissions we know that he's done something right. But somehow I doubt it.