Should UFC fighters be tested for steroiods? - Page 3 - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
General MMA Discussion Discuss King Of The Cage, Ultimate Challenge UK, and HDNet Fights as well as general mixed martial arts discussion.

View Poll Results: Should UFC fighters be tested for steroids????
Yes, test all fighters. 20 95.24%
No, don't test fighters. 1 4.76%
Don't care, i only watch the sport, dont participate. 0 0%
Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 06:13 PM
canadian champ
moldy's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sask, Canada
Posts: 1,522
tim was tested and he was caught for steroids right after the gan mcgee fight. WWE does suposedly test for steroids. The biggest thing is that they can induce a rage (roid rage) due to the testosterone. It might be tuff to pull a guy off a fighter in this case.
moldy is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 07:32 PM
Outta My Head
Onganju's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Paramount, CA
Posts: 1,220
Blog Entries: 11
Steroids have many more effects than bloated musculature. In fact, that is the primary effect of only a portion of the "steroids" available through the pharmaceutical industry. Steroids have also been known to help strip fat and weight (winstrol aka stanazolol), or increase the recovery rate for muscles to allow for longer of better performance. It is the reason why they test for steroids in other sports where physique, power, or size isn't beneficial for playing the sport. You can see ready examples in boxing, a multitude or running and track events, swimming, etc. In that situation, a greater amount of muscle mass is not indicative or steroid use.

Case in point: One of the asthma medications I have been prescribed is classified as an anabolic steroid. It in no way added any muscle mass, or decreased the amount of fat I had on my body (not that I was working out at the time either, but that is besides the point). However, it did make it much easier for me to breathe, and even facilitated a start back to working out. I didn't have to worry about as much congestion, or having my lungs "light on fire" as quickly as they normally would if I wasn't on them.

Imagine if it was an athlete that didn't suffer from chronic asthma on this medication. Sure it wouldn't necessarily make them bigger or stronger like most commonly expected steroids (we can acccept that). But if it allowed them to push their bodies at a higher rate of effort for another minute or two while straining themselves because it was easier to breathe, wouldn't that give them a huge advantage over another similarly conditioned athlete in a 5-minute round situation?

I would definitely think so.

Steroids don't have a place in the sport. If the guys are working out and their genetics allow it, the musculature will come regardless. If they can't make weight, then they shouldn't fight in the weight class. Case closed.

It doesn't matter if you agree or disagree... As long as I don't bore you and I spark a moment of thought, my goal is achieved.

Queng leon queng tigre ecu tacacut, queca pa? - Pampangan Mandarigma Motto

My Blog <--READ IT!
Onganju is offline  
post #23 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 07:40 PM
Avid's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Stationed in VA, from Detroit originally.
Posts: 101
Tim definently doesn't look like he uses, I don't think his body would look like that, not exactly a beach going body, lmao.
Avid is offline  
post #24 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-01-2006, 04:02 PM
canadian champ
moldy's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sask, Canada
Posts: 1,522
well wether he looks it or not he got caught for using.
moldy is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome