Written by Chris Howie of MMANews.com
UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson discussed the hot topic of performance enhancing drugs in MMA last week and explained why, if his opponents are using, it will be used to his advantage:
“My thing with the whole steroid thing and whatnot – I understand part of a competitor’s nature is to take whatever edge, whatever advantage you can get to be the best,” said Henderson. “To that I just say if I’m facing a person – it happened in college wrestling, sadly it shouldn’t, but it happened in college wrestling, people on steroids and whatnot – if I know someone is mentally weak enough to take steroids, ‘Oh, I need the extra edge, I need to do this’, and they know it’s illegal, they know it’s wrong and they do it, if you’re so mentally weak that you have to take steroids, me, five rounds in the cage with you? I will destroy you. Cause you are mentally weak.
“So I’m all for it, if you want to take drugs go ahead and take drugs. I don’t really care, but I’m going to whoop your butt because you are mentally weak and that’s where you win fights is in the mental stage. If you’re weak enough to break down, I’m going to kill you.”