Over the past month, high-profile Strikeforce fighters Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos both tested positive for banned PEDs and both essentially claimed ignorance, stating that they had unwittingly ingested the substances (drostanalone in Lawal’s case and stanazolol in Santos’).
UFC president Dana White hears the sell, but isn’t buying.
“If you get caught doing something, admit you did it,” White said (via MMAFighting). “The whole ‘Somebody put something in my system that I didn’t know about?’ I mean, who here lets someone put sh** inside them that you don’t know what it is? If you go to the doctor and he gives you a pill, ‘Doc, what am I taking this for?’
“I don’t buy that sh**. Own up to what you did. Listen, it’s out there, it happens, and sometimes everybody makes mistakes.”
Whether you’re claiming it was because of a tainted over the counter supplement – which has long been a popular excuse for fighters who test positive for PEDs – or because you allowed a member of your team to administer to you a drug you assumed legal for competition based solely on your trust for that teammate, White is calling you on it.
“Anybody that’s ever said that they didn’t know what’s being put in their body is full of sh**.”