While his fighting career is currently on hold due to an injury suffered in training, Florian has remained part of the UFC as an analyst on “UFC Tonight” and a color commentator for live events.
During Tuesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” Florian was asked his take on those fighters that use performance enhancing drugs in the sport.
As a clean fighter, the whole issue of performance enhancing drugs in MMA really pisses me off. This sport is about honor, technique and discipline. As a fighter, if you use PEDs, how does it feel good knowing that you won using them? Don’t do it, dummies!
Alistair Overeem, the current No. 1 contender to the UFC heavyweight title, has come under fire for failing a drug test for elevated levels of testosterone. Overeem, however, isn’t the only fighter to receive a suspension for failing a drug test, as the whole situation seems to be causing a dark cloud to form over MMA as a whole.
Hopefully, fighters will realize that they are hurting themselves, their friends and their profession by doing these illegal things and start taking better care of the situation by not doing it. What do you guys think? Should there be stiffer punishments for those that test positive?