Ronda Rousey has weighed-in on Anderson Silva and the issues of performance enhancing drugs, and like so many others, the UFC champ is gravely concerned about the situation.
Of course, PED scandals have hit MMA in the past and continue to do so, but when the sport’s greatest of all time gets accused, it’s a massive deal. Rousey recently spoke with Yahoo Sports, and when she was asked for her reaction–upon hearing the news that Silva has allegedly tested positive for steroids– “Rowdy” said she was “heartbroken.”
The bantamweight champion and decorated Judoka also had this to say about PEDs:
“People need to realize that is a weapon and they’re bringing a weapon into the cage and they’re making our sport unsafe,” said Rousey. “The day that a person dies in that Octagon and the person who killed them tests positive for performance-enhancing drugs, we’re going to have our first homicide case. It’s going to destroy the whole sport.
“Do you think that one little pay-per-view getting a couple of extra views is worth that? No, it’s not [expletive] worth it. I think there needs to be as strict of drug testing as there is for the Olympics, maybe even harder.”
Those comments are similar to what Georges St-Pierre recently told the Canadian Press, as the former welterweight champ argued that PEDs are a type of “biological weapon.” Both stars certainly have a good / scary point. MMA is already a dangerous sport, but when you throw steroids in the mix, bad, bad things could happen.
PEDs aside, Rousey is scheduled to fight Cat Zingano at UFC 184, which will go down on February 28th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.