Michael Bisping, who fights Cung Le at UFC Fight Night 48 on August 23, 2014 in Macau China, recently spotted a post workout image of Le that had caught fan attention.
In an interview with MMAJunkie, Bisping was not impressed.
“I have seen this picture that is making the rounds on the Internet, and my son actually emailed it to me and said, ‘Dad, are you sure Cung Le isn’t on (testosterone-replacement therapy)?'” said Bisping. “And I laughed. It’s funny how his genetics seem to have kicked in at 42. I’m sure he trained hard his entire life, but he never had a physique like he has now in his 20s or his 30s. But he’s got there in his 40s.
“Now, who knows? Maybe he’s just really applied himself. I hope that’s the case. I hope he doesn’t piss hot on Saturday night. That would throw the whole fight into disrepute. I’m sure he has. A lot of people aren’t sure whether or not he did (use performance-enhancing drugs). I’m sure he didn’t. I’m sure he did it the old-fashioned way, and I certainly hope so.”
Cung Le, who has never failed at PED test, attributed the image to hard work and lighting, adding that his detractors do not look like that.
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