Dong Hyun Kim says 90% of the UFC is on steroids

Dong Hyun Kim got back into the win column at UFC Macao, using his trademark wrestling to notch a decision win over Paulo Thiago. However the fight was described as less than exciting, and Kim sits with a 2-2 in his last four UFC bouts. Having defeated both Sean Pierson and Thiago via decision, he more notably got TKOed by both Demian Maia and Carlos Condit. Now he is seemingly looking to stir some controversy up. ‘Stun Gun’ has come out and estimated that 90% of the fighters in the UFC are on steroids in an interview via South Korean site MFight:

“While a lot of people believe doping tests work, just like a breathalyzer test you can get away with it by just controlling timing. Most of the steroids user just cycle and get by the tests. It’s almost like other athletes look down on you as an idiot if you don’t do steroids. It’s like non-users are bicyclists while steroid users are racing with motorcycles. But I am one of those “idiots” that don’t use performance enhancers. I would say 90% of UFC fighters use performance enhancers.”

This is obviously an issue that has come up endlessly in recent MMA talk, but 90% has to be the highest proclamation we’ve ever seen by a fighter. Perhaps Kim is just trying to get his name more recognizable with some controversial steroid talk. Maybe he truly believes in being an all-natural fighter. With all of the failed drug tests and TRT therapetuic use exemptions, are PEDs becoming just a necessary evil of MMA? Or will they ultimately hinder the sport’s development as a truly legitimate athletic competition?

Dong Hyun Kim got back into the win column at UFC Macao, using his trademark wrestling to notch a decision win over Paulo Thiago. However the fight was described as less than exciting, and Kim sits with a 2-2 in his last four UFC bouts. Having defeated both Sean Pierson and Thiago via decision, he more notably got TKOed by both Demian Maia and Carlos Condit. Now he is seemingly looking to stir some controversy up. ‘Stun Gun’ has come out and estimated that 90% of the fighters in the UFC are on steroids in an interview via South Korean site MFight:

 

While a lot of people believe doping tests work, just like a breathalyzer test you can get away with it by just controlling timing. Most of the steroids user just cycle and get by the tests. It’s almost like other athletes look down on you as an idiot if you don’t do steroids. It’s like non-users are bicyclists while steroid users are racing with motorcycles. But I am one of those “idiots” that don’t use performance enhancers. I would say 90% of UFC fighters use performance enhancers.

 

This is obviously an issue that has come up endlessly in recent MMA talk, but 90% has to be the highest proclamation we’ve ever seen by a fighter. Perhaps Kim is just trying to get his name more recognizable with some controversial steroid talk. Maybe he truly believes in being an all-natural fighter. With all of the failed drug tests and TRT therapetuic use exemptions, are PEDs becoming just a necessary evil of MMA? Or will they ultimately hinder the sport’s development as a truly legitimate athletic competition?


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    clownshoes

    November 27, 2012 at 2:26 am

    i was actually suspecting this dude of doping after he bullied over paulo thiago… much like the way thiago silva bullied over brandon vera

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    johndo11

    November 27, 2012 at 2:37 am

    Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest.

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    ny2ut2id2nv

    November 27, 2012 at 3:44 am

    90% sounds high (pun intended).

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    enjoylife321

    November 27, 2012 at 4:08 am

    The only way to sort this mess out is to create a new neanderthal division within the UFC, a self proclaimed non discrimatory primitive beast division where athletes have crocodile skin abs and tattoed track marks on their ass cheeks from all the steroids use and are proud to have their own division.

    The only way to get rid of this ongoing bullshit is to have one rule: an exemption for TRT use through the commission or a life ban if you want to cheat without declaration. A six-12 month suspension is not deterring these guys, nor is a bong full of purple buds and a set of nick diaz numb chucks on the coffee table with a potential 3 month band….

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    codemaster

    November 27, 2012 at 4:51 am

    If Dong is a clean fighter, he is an poster boy of clean/no PEDS since he is always in excellent shape–and cut like a diamond. I never thought Dong lacked strength in any of his fights, quite the contrary. He seems to complain about the 90% of fighters who use steroids–which surprises me, because I never realized Kim knew 90% of UFC fighters. This means that 90% of Dong's opponents must have been on the muscle sauce. So is Dong saying Condit or Maia were using? Is that why Dong lost? Parisiyan was using painkillers–so Kim avoided that loss–but Kim has a pretty good record with a lot of wins. If 90% of the Dong's opponents were on steroids, then Dong is doing pretty well.

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      codemaster

      November 27, 2012 at 5:02 am

      BTW: Dong also avoided another loss by cagily working the Unified Rules. Nate Diaz was working him over–and he was in trouble–while standing, he crouched and brushed his fintertips against the canvas just as Nate Diaz kneed him in the face. Diaz would have finished Kim, except the referee saw that light fingertip touch–and allowed Kim time to recover and penalized Diaz. So when I hear Kim talk of steroids–I keep getting the impression of sour grapes by a fighter who ran into a wall once he faced quality opponents. Surely he can't believe Nate was on drugs?

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    D

    November 27, 2012 at 5:36 am

    Interesting…coming from one of the most ridiculously ripped fighters in the UFC

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    Kuroobi

    November 27, 2012 at 7:52 am

    "90% of the fighters use steroids. But i'm not one of them." riiighht! It's 99% the other 1% are the ones who get cut from the UFC for losing to the ones using.

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    Pride4Ever

    November 27, 2012 at 9:53 am

    very true, and not to mention HGH which has no test and just as good if not better then roids.
    bc it also heals and strengths ligaments as well as promotes a positive nitrogen balance.

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    some1

    November 27, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Sounds about right

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    enjoylife321

    November 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I think if fighters are getting interviewed by Joe rogan after a fight and he breathes heavily enough on them there is a good chance they will also test positive to marijuana metabolities in their system even if they haven't smoked a single joint.

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    KeithFarrell

    November 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Weird that the biggest guy in his division is complaining about people juicing, I'm fully against steroids but you would think it would be the smaller fighters rather than guys like Kim who ragdoll their opponents and owe most of their wins to size and strength (obviously a lot of skill too but could he still do as good without his physical advantages?)

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      Brian Cox

      November 28, 2012 at 4:46 am

      I think most, if not all fans, would get rid of any PEDs'. It's just bad for the sport.
      However, I think the biggest reason to stamp this out and have a zero tolerance
      level for it, is to ensure the results of the fights. I keep getting back to this point,
      as bad as Sonnen's post fight (positive) test was or as bad as Bonnar's was, what
      if they'd won and tested positive? This is the type of thing that can turn the whole
      sport into a joke. To me, protecting the validity of fight results by ensuring clean fights,
      is the most critical issue, here. And for the record, I'm not talking about weed. I could
      care less if a fighter has smoked during camp and it's hypocritical to encourage
      drinking on TUF and then suspend guys like Nick Diaz, who probably never gets drunk,
      for smoking pot.

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    Brian Cox

    November 27, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    …"just like a breathalyzer test you can get away with it by just controlling timing". I did not know you could beat a breathalyzer. I wonder if anyone has told the police or all those DUI drivers, which are nailed every year via breathalyzer?

    " It's like non-users are bicyclists while steroid users are racing with motorcycles". Given the recent demise of Lance Armstrong and the suspect credibility of all things bicycling in relation to valid drug testing, governance and over-turned results, I would say that this is a poor choice of metaphor.

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    mmauk

    November 27, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I haven't heard a fighter say 90% before, but I have heard many fighters say everyone is on it. I would say that this article is right to raise the question about how many dudes are now getting TRT, also you have to wonder how many guys were getting TRT before Sonnen made it known to everyone. I mention the TRT thing because no matter what anyone says common sense should tell you that being able to raise and lower your testosterone artificially go against the same principles that don't allow illega other PED'S.

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