“The more and more things – the more time that passes – the more I think that I’m the only middleweight that’s completely clean, and I’ve done that throughout my career. I’ve taken God knows how many drug tests. [With] every single one, there hasn’t been even a hint of suspicion in any one of my tests. And we just see these legends falling – left, right and center… I don’t want to be the guy that goes in about this all the time. I know I sound like a broken record. I know people are probably sick of hearing me talk about it… I don’t want to kick anybody while they’re down. That’s not how I get my satisfaction. I’m just trying to do myself and look after my family the best way I know how.”
-Michael Bisping talks to MMAJunkie.com about the continued rash of drug test failures in the UFC’s middleweight division.
Penick’s Analysis: It’s been repeated ad nauseum, but Bisping remains among a very short list of fighters for whom a failed drug test would come as a complete shock. That he’s done what he has against so many fighters who either failed tests before or after fighting him is commendable, and he continues to get his opportunities despite facing PED user after PED user.
[Michael Bisping art by Grant Gould (c) MMATorch.com]
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