Nelson: MMA people tend to abuse PEDs

 

 Roy Nelson is not your stereo typically looking mixed martial arts fighter. As a heavyweight, he's a bit soft around the middle, unlike most who have chiseled physiques, but as he explains it, most may not get that way naturally:

Asked why he looks so much different than the rest of his contemporaries, Nelson, who meets Stipe Miocic in the co-main event at Winnipeg's MTS Centre on June 15, left no doubt why he thinks this is the case.

"People who tend to be in our sport tend to abuse performance-enhancing drugs, so that's why I don't look like a typical UFC fighter," Nelson said.

"Yeah I mean on any given day, I know on any given day I can beat anyone else and knock out anyone else out," he said. "I'm usually looking to wrestle and grapple, but I guess the knockouts just happen."

Nelson was the star of an otherwise uneventful conference call. Having taken a swipe at other fighters over PEDs, he then finished things off with a bit of a lecture about bullying and bettering one's self.

"What separates me from other fighters is, I just want to fight," he continued, "A lot of people out there are bullies and they pick on people and call people names, you need to grow up from that and you need to become a better person."

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KingofBJJ site profile image  

6/7/13 12:46 AM by KingofBJJ

You must be referring to bodybuilding types who neglect cardio. Muscle uber alles.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

6/7/13 12:38 AM by KingofBJJ

Well that makes so much sense

Grey eagle '88 site profile image  

6/6/13 9:00 PM by Grey eagle '88

Keep speakin the truth roy

BobD site profile image  

6/6/13 7:27 PM by BobD

The most useful PEDs for elite level fighting have nothing to do with builing muscle. Reaction time, focus, a calm mind, oxygen uptake are vastly more important.  The PEDs for those have no effect on appearance at all.

Grey eagle '88 site profile image  

6/6/13 10:39 AM by Grey eagle '88

No he's saying many people abuse PEDs and that is the truth.

PeaceThroughStrength site profile image  

6/5/13 11:41 PM by PeaceThroughStrength

So he's saying if you are not a fat slob you must be on PEDs.?

Galanis site profile image  

6/5/13 10:53 PM by Galanis

Stereo typical, not typically

PeteyWheatstraw site profile image  

6/5/13 10:29 PM by PeteyWheatstraw

"how about the rigidity of muscle? obviously fat is much more fluid and the momentum or inertia could possibly flow better through the human frame than the power generated from muscle? if so fat might be more efficient for powerful striking since fat weighs less than muscle"That is an amazing theory. Isn't there a martial art based on energy flowing through body fat like a tidal wave? If not, there should be.

catgobling site profile image  

6/5/13 10:24 PM by catgobling

lets explore the idea that in the heavyweight division, fat may not be a negative thing.when weighing 260 pounds composed mostly of muscle, how is it possible to provide all of that muscle with oxygen? the throughput of your lungs cannot possibly keep up with that of muscle, obviously you can gain massive weight in muscle but really what kind of gains can you work on for oxygen intake? there is improvement to made no doubt, but not on the same scale.fat covers all parts of the body, so could it be argued that it is similiar to underwater training in that there is resistance everywhere? perhaps there is muscle gained from being fat say in the stabilizers that is extremely hard to produce in the gym?how about the rigidity of muscle? obviously fat is much more fluid and the momentum or inertia could possibly flow better through the human frame than the power generated from muscle? if so fat might be more efficient for powerful striking since fat weighs less than musclewhat about absorbing damage? im on the fence for this one but perhaps the fat could disperse a strike in such a way that (for instance) maybe a strike to the liver would be less effective, whereas if the person had muscle there perhaps it would have been a finishing blow?roy has knockout power and can take a lot of abuse so these points seem solid to me and i am opened minded enough to think that maybe (in the heavyweight division) fat is doing just as much as muscle, maybe more.tldr; open your minds maaan



 

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