Cain Velasquez All for More Drug Testing in MMA

April 26, 2012
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There’s been a lot of talk lately about the controversial subject of testosterone replacement therapy and its usage in MMA.

For former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, it’s a pretty open and shut case.

He wants all fighters to be on a level playing field and if that means more testing to rule out the cheaters, then game on.

“All I can say is I don’t do any of that stuff and I’m happy to test,” said Velasquez. “It puts you at ease to know that your opponent is also clean like you are. Puts everybody on the same playing field.”

Hear what Velasquez had to say about that and his return to action in this exclusive interview:

  • Lesnardo

    I wonder if Overeem doesn’t care about his long-term health.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.jordan jamesjordan

    I lose respect for Cain and any ‘fighter that says anything about wishing for more tests for a level playing field’. Right now with tests all athletes have the same burden of beating the tests. Cain I actually like you as a fighter , but really why are you where you are at? Every human is different and has different talents and as well weaknesses. Maybe as a teen or young adult you have higher than average testosterone levels naturally. Thats great for you. Does put you at natural advantage though. Steroid actually level the playing field. Takes away your advantage, which actually makes you look weaker. There is a point where strength has its advantages but steroids arent going to improve your cardio or your punch. In many cases males give steroids way too much credit and thus what they believe is their very strength becomes their weakness.

    • Lesnardo

      Your argument is so flawed in many ways. Also, it is unclear what you are trying to say.

      “Every human is different and has different talents and as well weaknesses. Maybe as a teen or young adult you have higher than average testosterone levels naturally. Thats great for you. Does put you at natural advantage though. Steroid actually level the playing field.”

      I think you seriously don’t understand the word “fair.” The word fair, when used in the context of real life competitions, althetic or otherwise, assumes that you play according to rules WITH THE CARDS YOU ARE ALREADY DEALT WITH. Fair does not mean that everyone starts off at birth with identical attributes. Otherwise, Albert Einstein, Michael Jordan, and Brad Pitt would all have to discount their achievements because they were naturally endowed with talent.

      “In many cases males give steroids way too much credit and thus what they believe is their very strength becomes their weakness.”

      What a weird contradicting statement. The difference in skill among top fighters is much smaller than the difference betwen top fighters and low ranking fighters. “At that level of competition, one small difference could dictate the outcome of the fight.”

      Also, if Steroids don’t help you, why do people take them?

    • http://www.facebook.com/realtonit theovincoleto onishi

      What a bunch of BS. No one cares if u were born with lower levels of testosterone, if u did, sorry but u’re not fit to be a fighter. If u think u can win either way, that’s your call.

      Just like some ppl are born taller or prettier, some have more or less testosterone. U can’t say “well i was born a pussie, but i’ll juice my ass so i can be like cain.” That’s what u are saying, and thats is just idiocy.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1122712705 Duxan

        Ditto.

    • opposition13

      jamesjordan ARE YOU ON DRUGS? After reading your comments several times, Im still trying to reach the fullest extend of your point….

  • maddawgmar

    As far as doping, I agree that everyone should be on a level playing field. But MNA is not a level playing field sport. Everyone looks for an advantage, going down weight to fight smaller people. Dominick Cruz could easily fight at 155, but he knows that the guys are stronger so he dropped to 145, then gets beat so he moves down again to 135. To have an advantage. I say don’t cry about level playing fields as long as it’s not medicated.

    • Lesnardo

      It’s the definition of “level playing field” that is at issue here.

      Level playing field doesn’t mean everyone has the same natural born talent or determination to win.

      It just means that the rules apply equally to everyone.

      Jamesjordan is obviously not on the same mental level playing field as others on this board.

      • pooby

        Lol. I’m tired of the few idiots who make excuses for roiders and treat test passing as just another skill that needs to be mastered.

        Testing should be often and random.

        I’m starting to like Cain more. First he was cool about Mir getting the title shot, now this. Dude’s alright.

        • opposition13

          Agree!

  • maddawgmar

    It’s the same argument with Michael Phelps, his body doesn’t produce lactic acid like others. So his lower lactic output allows him to not get tired muscles. It’s a natural advantage, not medically induced. But there are people that say he shouldn’t be able to compete in the olympics. Now in MMA is it fair that a person that is naturally a 6:1 output of testosterone to fight a normal 1:1. Of course it is, it is how god made them.

    That also bring up another point. If a fighter has a natural 6:1 ratio, and he has a medical condition that requires testosterone injections and he shoots to 10:1 should he be penalized? If he was normal then it would have only been 4:1.