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Cheick Kongo: 50 percent of MMA fighters take steroids

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"50 percent [of MMA fighters take steroids], if not more.... What can I say, other than we need to stay away from all of that. It's not easy to put things into perspective, especially if you believe that you have a disadvantage from the get go. For some athletes, it's hard to hold up physically and mentally- the pressure, the obligation to stay on top - everything pushes you to take steroids. For me, PEDs aren't the solution. Taking PEDs jeopardizes your health and it's cheating. I am a fighter; I owe my victories to my hard work, my training, the fact that I push myself beyond the limit, the sacrifices I make to a life almost entirely dedicated to sports. Nothing else. Stay away from the needles. You can succeed without them."

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Post #1   10/15/10 9:07:25AM   

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Jackelope...I'm waiting for your response to this.

Post #2   10/15/10 9:08:27AM   

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Jackelope...I'm waiting for your response to this.



LOL you know what I think already. It's just more confirmation. Wake up, people. 50% is generous.

Post #3   10/15/10 11:43:49AM   

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If anyone would know, it's someone who has been in the business for a while. It's a sad reality, but I believe it's true.

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Posted by Jackelope


Posted by gartface

Jackelope...I'm waiting for your response to this.



LOL you know what I think already. It's just more confirmation. Wake up, people. 50% is generous.



i agree. i would say at least 50% but maybe as many as 75%.

Post #6   10/15/10 1:35:20PM   

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Anyone else think it's funny that a fighter who looks like a bodybuilder is saying this?

I'm not accusing him of anything, but Kongo is frickin' cut.

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I'm not accusing him of anything, but Kongo is frickin' cut.



That's the sad thing. Guys that *are* cut, because they've done it the right way with hard work and discipline, are getting bad raps for those who are taking shortcuts. I don't know what category Kongo falls under, whether he's juiced or not, but I'm a firm believer of being innocent until proven guilty.

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Posted by emfleek


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I'm not accusing him of anything, but Kongo is frickin' cut.



That's the sad thing. Guys that *are* cut, because they've done it the right way with hard work and discipline, are getting bad raps for those who are taking shortcuts. I don't know what category Kongo falls under, whether he's juiced or not, but I'm a firm believer of being innocent until proven guilty.



I whole heartedly agree with you. I just found it funny that one of the most ripped guys in MMA is throwing this out there.

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Supplements, steroids, **** that enhances your performance. Every fighter is on them. Some are legal and some aren't, and sometimes fighters find out that a supplement they're taking is in fact illegal.

All of its the same, and every fighter is on something.

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It's a harsh reality, and until MMA organazations, put in mandatory regular PEDs tests (personaly I'd think monthly testing would be the best option) for all fighters, they will have handfulls of fighters with positive tests each year putting another black eye on MMA and fueling the fire for all MMA protesters. I'd like to think Kongo has gotten his physique natuarally (I'm a big fan, so maybe I'm bias), because he has maintained the same size for many years now. I think at times we let are minds get the best of us and try to justify why these fighters look the way they do and most everyday people you see don't. These guys spend Countless hours in the gym, remember the gym is their job, it's where they spend their day, while most people spend their day at work then hit the gym for a few hours afterwards. If you and I can gain mass in just the few hours we are their, why couldn't a person who spends 8+ hours a day become massively shredded? Thrown in a person who tells you when and what to eat, which will maximizes your bodies potential, then throw in Good genetics to top it off then the sky is the limit for the amount of muscle these guys could put on their frames. I do think there are many Fighters using these PED's, but IMO it's not as many as so me people are saying.

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I guess I could believe 50%. But there are a lot of estimates that are way to high (like Jackelope's IMO).

I also find it interesting that these statements always come from big dudes that I wouldn't be surprised to hear are juicing. I'm not making an accusations about Kongo, just saying that it would make sense for steroid users to justify their cheating by saying everyone does it.

Like was said above though, people are innocent until proven guilty.

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Posted by Pookie

Supplements, steroids, **** that enhances your performance. Every fighter is on them. Some are legal and some aren't, and sometimes fighters find out that a supplement they're taking is in fact illegal.

All of its the same, and every fighter is on something.



I'm not on roids, I'm just on 20 - 30 supplements for healing, recoup, explosiveness, strength, speed, cardio. It's a joke. If guys didn't take a huge number of different supplements they wouldnt be able to train anywhere near the necessarry level.

Roids are just illegal. that's the difference.
They are far more effective and **** with your hormones, thats all. A lot of supplements endanger athletes long term healthwise as much as roids do to 95 percent of people. Most supplements arent even approved for use anymore if im not mistaken.

The difference is legality.

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Steroids is a part of all sports no matter what and with the tough training day in and day out an MMA fighter goes through, how else can you recover in minimal time. Listen, at 50 dollars a PPV, somebody needs to be doping up I want to see a fight!

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Posted by TheCatFather

Steroids is a part of all sports no matter what and with the tough training day in and day out an MMA fighter goes through, how else can you recover in minimal time. Listen, at 50 dollars a PPV, somebody needs to be doping up I want to see a fight!



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