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"Post-USADA Dos Anjos is a different human than the one who won the belt. Looks shockingly different."

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Man, it's one week to his fight. He is in the final process of cutting weight. This guy claims he saw RDA in person, there are no pics.

Anyway, it's RDA first fight following an IV ban, so RDA and ALL who made use of it must be smaller coming into their weigh ins from now on. Aldo and Conor were smaller than before too.
 

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Passing a drug test is basically an IQ test the "stricter" testing is just as easy to pass as it was before I know a lot of people want to shit on Brazilians for being dumb but it's not hard if you're mildly competent.

Also I don't get why you all want RDA to be on gear so badly. I didn't know everyone loved Pettis that much. Maybe RDA just really trained his ass of and got in the best shape he'll ever be in to beat Pettis and will never duplicate it again.
 

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Passing a drug test is basically an IQ test the "stricter" testing is just as easy to pass as it was before I know a lot of people want to shit on Brazilians for being dumb but it's not hard if you're mildly competent.

Also I don't get why you all want RDA to be on gear so badly. I didn't know everyone loved Pettis that much. Maybe RDA just really trained his ass of and got in the best shape he'll ever be in to beat Pettis and will never duplicate it again.
I'd like to see some pics of RDA, but I had given him the benefit of the doubt due to the specialist training he had for his previous fight. But if there is a clear physical difference then I have no problem changing my opinion.
Maybe they should release a new series of books similar to where's Waldo where you look for a brazilian fighter that didn't take roids!
 

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Can someone explain that IV thing to me please?

Does IV makes you bigger?
 

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Can someone explain that IV thing to me please?

Does IV makes you bigger?
If you rehydrate with an IV it allows you to hydrate back to a higher weight more effectively than if you were to do it without, by drinking water for example.

Before the IV ban you could essentially cut water weight from a higher weight knowing you could easily rehydrate with the IV after weigh ins.

With the IV ban it means fighters need to be closer to their weigh in weight before they start their cut or they risk not being able to properly rehydrate after weigh ins since they can't just whack an IV in now.
 

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I'm really confused... what the hell is going on in here??? The thread title is about a juiced RDA.... then some where in the middle it starts talking about Franky F's reaction to the Aldo KO... and now has ended with an IV ban discussion.

RDA looked soft and pillowy... apparently gets in the best shape of his life to win a title... but then shockingly melts back into his former self by his next fight.

It has been rumored that Conor and Frank had a falling out over money... shocker...

IV ban's will force some fighters to say a little lighter between fights. However, the most intelligent way for them to do this; especially if they're pillowy like RDS is to stay leaner... not lose muscle mass.

There was a picture of him a few months ago where he looks like he lost a good deal of mass as well as pretty much all definition. If he really just trained harder than ever to beat Pettis... it would be an epic loss of concentration to not obtain that level of fitness for your very first defense.
 

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I'm really confused... what the hell is going on in here??? The thread title is about a juiced RDA.... then some where in the middle it starts talking about Franky F's reaction to the Aldo KO... and now has ended with an IV ban discussion.
I think Trix had the wrong thread :laugh:

People are wondering why Dos Anjos is apparently smaller, new drug testing or just slimming down due to the IV ban.
 

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I think Trix had the wrong thread :laugh:

People are wondering why Dos Anjos is apparently smaller, new drug testing or just slimming down due to the IV ban.
Someone just posted a training video of RDA in another thread... He looks like he's shaped back up into a decent condition.

There was a few photos going around awhile ago where he was looking pretty soft after the Pettis fight. If he's really going back and forth that much, he's making a lot of extra work for himself opposed to staying in decent shape year round.
 

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I think Trix had the wrong thread :laugh:
I found some things that were more interesting on the way to looking at his twitter post about RDA.

That said, I'll be ready to grin a little when RDA weighs in on friday and looks exactly the same as he always does.
 

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RDA is the least respected Champ I can remember in quite some time. Why do people dislike this guy so much? It's not like the UFC is promoting him up or giving him special treatment. He's never dropped dirty unlike his opponent. Seems strange imo....
 

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RDA is the least respected Champ I can remember in quite some time. Why do people dislike this guy so much? It's not like the UFC is promoting him up or giving him special treatment. He's never dropped dirty unlike his opponent. Seems strange imo....
Cowboy has failed a test?
 

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huh, I didn't know that. After looking it up, looks like he got popped for hydrochlorothiazide diuretic... looks like he was looking for some help cutting weight.

Cheating is cheating... but it's not like he got popped like Chael or Vitor.
Diuretics are also masking agents for roids and lets not forget Cerrone just dodged a random test for this very fight.

Maybe they should release a new series of books similar to where's Waldo where you look for a brazilian fighter that didn't take roids!
Or maybe they should just replace Waldo's face for Conor McGregor's and ask "Find the only decent Irish MMA fighter the world has ever known."
 

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RDA is the least respected Champ I can remember in quite some time. Why do people dislike this guy so much?
They must have stockpiled wheaties boxes with Pettis on the front thinking they'll be collector's items someday.

Only to have their wheaties box stockpiles devalued by RDA.
 

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"Post-USADA Jon Jones is a different human than the one who was stripped of the belt. Looks shockingly different."



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A change in RDA's appearance also doesn't need to be negative.
 

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Or maybe they should just replace Waldo's face for Conor McGregor's and ask "Find the only decent Irish MMA fighter the world has ever known."
It was a joke. If you don't care for the material the worst way to show that is to make the same joke.
 
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