“I’m pretty convinced about everybody is on steroids. I mean everybody. Me and my brother, I don’t think [Frankie Edgar] is on steroids, but a lot of these guys, they’re on steroids. That stuff messes with chemicals in your head. I’m just talking [expletive] on everybody right now cause as far as I’m concerned, everybody’s on steroids… Georges St-Pierre was on steroids when I fought him… They didn’t test us because I would have tested positive for sure. I thought it was my last fight ever. What do I care? It was almost asking too much to win and not give away that fine.”
Penick’s Analysis: Diaz has made similar allegations in the past, though this is as direct a statement he’s made on St-Pierre. Now, he’s got nothing to back up the claim, and though it’s possible it would certainly blow up the anti-PED stance St-Pierre’s held for the last couple of years. That said, with how many failures there have been, and with what we’ve seen with even a modicum of out of competition testing, it’s easy to believe a majority of fighters are using, because so many have gotten away with it for so long. Regardless, whether there was anything to the allegation or not, Diaz is going to feel the way he feels.
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