Steroids in MMA
It's obviously an issue in sports and MMA is included.
I'd like opinions of this board on the following questions:
What are their thoughts on steroids, and suppliments in terms of fair use?
How many fighters(and even who, if so) are using these substances?
Do other fighters just not care, or are they keeping a code of silence? (I mean, I work out, I know what's natural and 'roided up. They all must know. )
What should be the penalties for use?
I'll lead with my thoughts...
I think they should be banned, but you should be able to get a doctors permission for use to heal injuries. I'd rather have someone fight healthy than with ten injuries and risk further damage to their health.
'roids to bulk up, no way.
I think there are MANY fighters using various forms of preformance inhancing drugs. Weather they are regular ol' roids or HGH, or something else, it's wide spread.
I'm suspicious of most guys "coming off injuries" or who don't look "human".
I think most fighters avoid the subject, because the results of the use is enhancing the fighting business.
Unless the commission nails someone, (like Bonnar), it's just who cares.
I think if you're using for non-legit reasons, you should face harsh penalties. None of this "3 month" or "10 months" than "behave, hooligan!" crap.
1st strike: Public announcment / banned from MMA (all orgs) for 1 year Pay back that purse you earned DOUBLE
2nd strike: 3 year ban/ public announcment pay back your purse for that fight TRIPLE
3rd strike: lifetime ban Pay back ALL of your earnings from THAT SPECIFIC contract
Oh, and test every fight once a month. It's not asking much if you're clean.