Would you support the UFC if they allowed PED's, so that its a level playing field?

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by iloverachel, Dec 26, 2020.

  1. iloverachel

    iloverachel Member banned Full Member

    Jun 12, 2020
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    I know this is a very controversial and sensitive topic, but I was thinking about this today.
    I was curious, how come Lance Armstrong was stripped of his 7 Tour De France wins (literally everyone except maybe a few used performance enhancers in his era). Pretty sure something like 87% of the top 21 were caught or implicated with doping, and theres probably more who didn't get caught.

    Then you have Arnold Schwarzenegger, a legend and icon, who confessed in his autobiography that he used PED's since age 15, and I am pretty sure 100% of Mr Olympia/Mr Universe winners used some form of steroids, yet they are all respected, loved and rarely called cheaters?

    I respect both the top cyclists and top bodybuilders, all top athletes actually. But why is one known as a disgrace and fraud (Lance), but Arnold is a legend? Again, respect to them both (maybe not Lance for his personality and his out of the sport antics).

    Back to MMA. I know with MMA its a bit more tricky if steroids are allowed, because MMA is a dangerous sport where deaths can occur and huge lawsuits will happen. But would you be fine with a league where everyone juices and signs contracts saying they acknowledge their opponent is on the juice, just so they can all train to the max of their ability and give us fireworks?

    Or would you prefer all juicers get punished, banned etc like Jones, Lesnar, Alistair Overeem, TJ and who knows how many who dope
  2. Samart'sTeep

    Samart'sTeep Member Full Member

    Nov 17, 2019
    I just assume that virtually all fighters are on some PED anyway. The truth is that most human beings, regardless of their profession, are corrupt or at least susceptible to corruption. Most people will take an unfair advantage at the expense of others to succeed in life. I do think that, in all professional sports, the athletic commissions should make a choice. Either PEDs are or they're not acceptable. If they're not acceptable, it should be a lifetime ban. If they are acceptable, like it was in PRIDE, then we just accept this as a reality and move forward. None of this banned for two years crap. It's either okay or it's not okay.
  3. outtieDrake

    outtieDrake Active Member Full Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    no, then it becomes fighters investing in becoming lab experiments for drugs, it brings in a whole dirty industry of shadiness the sport does not need. We don't want mma to become wwe where the athletes look all roided out and out of control.