Michael Bisping: As ‘Legends Fall’ To Drug Testing, I May Be Only Clean UFC Middleweight
MMA Junkie – TORONTO – As his colleagues continue to fall to drug tests, Michael Bisping said he’s becoming increasingly convinced he may be the only clean fighter in the UFC’s middleweight division.
MMAjunkie recently caught up with Bisping (28-7 MMA, 18-7 UFC), who was in Toronto filming a movie, to discuss a variety of topics. But the fighter, who’s No. 6 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA middleweight rankings and moving closer to an elusive UFC title fight, is no more passionate than when discussing performance-enhancing drugs.
From Yoel Romero to Vitor Belfort to Lyoto Machida to Anderson Silva, the current UFC middleweight division has had more than a few recent drug-testing flaps.
“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,” said Bisping, who hasn’t fought since his wild January win over Silva. “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.”
For some reason Michael Bisping is the only fighter I believe when he says he has been clean his entire career. I don’t know if it is his accent but the guy seems to be telling the truth when he speaks on the subject. He has been an advocate for cleaning up the sport for a long time and now that more guys are failing drug tests, he is proven right. I don’t think this moves him up the list of all-time great fighters because when you get ko’d as bad as he did against Hendo, you can’t really recover from that. Shout out to the H-Bomb!!! It also just taints the fighters that got busted…Although, nobody expects people to be clean when you participate in a sport that beats up your body as badly as fighting does. At least , I don’t.