Yesterday Steve Carl was featured on the MMA Hour, saying there was a 'good chance 'WSOF 9 opponent Rousimar Palhares was on PEDs. Palhares recently cut his training camp early and headed to Vegas to take a a drug test for the NSAC, but believes the test will be no issue as he's 100% clean now:
Although cutting his training camp short to take the test in “Sin City” was somewhat of an inconvenience, Palhares says he is embracing the chance to shake any doubts about his status as a clean fighter.
“I think it’s a good opportunity to prove I’m completely clean,” Palhares recently told MMAjunkie Radio through a translator. “I’m actually happy about that. It takes a whole lot of trouble out of my way. I’m clean – they can test me whenever they want, and nothing’s going to happen.”
“I’m not upset at all,” Palhares said. “There’s positive and negatives. I get to adapt earlier. I’m sleeping well because there is always a lot of jetlag.”
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WSoF 9 main card starts 9 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network for the main card. Prelim card stream online at 5:30 p.m. ET.
Main Card (NBC Sports Network)
Steve Carl (c) vs. Rousimar Palhares (WSOF welterweight championship title defense)
Marlon Moraes vs. Josh Rettinghouse (for vacant Vacant WSOF bantamweight title)
Yushin Okami vs. Svetlozar Savov
Josh Burkman vs. Tyler Stinson
Ozzy Dugulubgov vs. Johnny Nunez
Prelim Card (Online)
Mike Corey vs. Shane Kruchten
Chris Gruetzemacher vs. John Gunderson
Sean Cantor vs. Bryson Hansen
Phil Dace vs. Danny Davis
Brenson Hansen vs. Boostayre Nefarios
Jimmy Jones vs. Rudy Morales
Gil Guardado vs. Jimmy Spicuzza
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