Former doping specialist turned anti-doping crusader Victor Conte has a potentially sobering view of mixed martial arts.
During a recent appearance on UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan's popular podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience," Conte said he estimates around half of all current MMA fighters are using some type of performance-enhancing drug.
"From total of all performance-enhancing drugs, it's in the neighborhood of 50 percent," Conte told Rogan.
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The question is, on the heels of all the recent failed drug tests, will more UFC stars follow suit? What do Mark Bocek and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre have in common? Aside from both being Canadian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters training out of TriStar gym, they both walked away from the fight game thanks to the never-ending issue of performance enhance drugs (PED). Despite winning his last contest against Mike De La Torre at The Ultimat read news >>
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The 2014 MMA calendar is 50 percent completed, so it is time to look back at the highlights of the past six months. Many outstanding performances have already gone down inside and outside the Octagon. From Ronda Rousey's first knockout win against Sara McMann to TJ Dillashaw's surprise victory over Renan Barao, MMA fans have been treated to some memorable showings. On Saturday, UFC 175 will kick off the back end of 2014 with a bang. Rousey will attempt to earn an even more impressive victory aga read news >>
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The 2013 World MMA Awards, the sixth installment of Fighters Only’s annual industry honors, were revealed Friday, and some familiar names took home top honors.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC Tagged: Alexander Gustafsson, Chris Weidman, Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey, (...) read news >>
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Most fighters care about earning the respect of the MMA community. Interim UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao apparently isn't one of them. read news >>
If there is an expert that deals in performance enhancing drugs that could provide valuable advice and insight to the sport of mixed martial arts, UFC President Dana White said emphatically on Thursday that's it's not former BALCO head Victor Conte. read news >>
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The MMA Clinic/Warrior Promotions - a company that promotes shows, represents fighters and operates training facilities - is getting even bigger.
Cage Warriors Fighting Championship CEO Graham Boylan today told MMAjunkie.com the group has acquired the U.S.-based Fiore MMA.
As part of the deal, the upstart training facility will be part of MMA Clinic Gyms, and Warrior Promotions Fighter Management will take over its client list. Marc Fiore will remain with the company as a full-time trainer read news >>
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The UFC has been waiting. Fighters have been waiting. Fans have been waiting. But still there is no MMA in New York. UFC boss Dana White continues his assertion that it is the Culinary Union's beef with his partners that is the hold up. Read More >> read news >>
In a sport that rolls on nearly every weekend, year-round, physical and mental burnout are very real threats. But if MMA won’t hit the pause button, could fighters benefit from carving out a break for themselves?Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
And "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy," for one, was happy to see Scott Coker replace him as head cheese. "I was so happy. I was real calm. Bjorn Rebney just made empty promises. He promised so much and he never followed through at all. I'm not going into detail, [but it was] things I had battle for in my contract. He says 'no, we're not going to do that.' [I said] 'it's in my contract, you have to.' It came down to the last two weeks before fight and then he finally came through, he had no choice. read news >>
Marcos Maidana might want to work on his takedown defense, as he could have a long and prosperous career in mixed martial arts (MMA). That's according to Floyd Mayweather Jr., who accused his "Mayhem" opponent of biting him (yes, really) last Saturday night (Sept. 13, 2014) during their pay-per-view (PPV) title fight in Las Vegas, Nevada, a dirty tactic that nearly broke "Money's" finger. From Bad Left Hook: "He's just a rugged guy. Rugged, dirty fighter. That's Maidana. That's how he fights. I read news >>