("Wow! Those pills from Broughton Nutrition really made me bigger stronger and faster. I can’t believe I won the contest.")
Besides the handful who admit to their wrongdoing, when most fighters get popped for using PED’s, they typically plead ignorance.
"I don’t know how I tested positive. It could have been from using the sauna at the gym."
Chuteboxe fighter Vinicius de Queiroz, who tested for positive for the steroid Stanozolol following his UFC 120 loss to Rob Broughton and was subsequently dropped by the promotion tells Tatame that he didn’t knowingly ingest anything illegal, but surmises that he may have unwittingly taken the drug.
“I was caught by surprise with this doping thing, I’d never use something that could ruin my career, something that could bring me any kind of problems… I won some imported supplements and I used it, and there were some prescribed medicines too," Vinicius said before trying to explain awayhis guilt by feebly pointing out that Stanozolol is "used to lose weight, something that would be useless for a heavyweight who would have a disadvantage in confronting a bigger athlete."
Saying that anabolic steroids are primarily used for cutting weight is like saying alcohol is primarily used by fat chicks to get laid. Sure it’s one of the things they’re used for, but it isn’t the primary use.
Queiroz went on to explain that he is so oblivious to PED’s, he had to ask his coach what they were.
“For what I’ve heard, the quantity of this substance on my test was very small, and my coach said that, if I really had used it to have some kind of advantage on the fights, I’d have to take much more than that, so it wouldn’t change anything. I don’t have a single reason why to use it, this is a drug for you to lose weight and get stone, and I don’t have any reasons to lose weight and fight a huge guy”, he explained.
I guess his coach, who seems suspiciously educated on the chemistry of steroids didn’t explain to "Spartan" that when a steroid user cycles off the drug, the levels in the blood drop while the effects of its use remain.
In his defense, it isn’t like Chuteboxe fighters have never been accused of steroid use in the past, right?