Junior dos Santos reportedly has said out loud what many fighters and fans already believe, that many heavyweight fighters in MMA are on something. Dos Santos is 12-1, riding a seven-fight winning streak, and he’s earned a fight with Brock Lesnar at UFC 131. The two are opposing coaches in The Ultimate Fighter Season 13, and JDS appears to have taken the rivalry with Brock to another level recently, implying he is a heavyweight fighter on the juice.
Speaking on the UFC Sem Limites show along with Shogun Rua and Mario Yamasaki, dos Santos reportedly said many fighters use PEDs.
“No I’ve never seen (someone taking performance-enhancing drugs [PEDs]), but I think at Heavyweight that happens a lot for sure. When you see people like Alistair Overeem, Brock Lesnar, look at the size of those guys, they’re really big. As Mario (Yamasaki) said, a lot of people use them but a lot of people don’t. I’m someone who has never used (PEDs), I think I came in the good phase of MMA and I’ve never used them.”
The entire show was conducted in Portuguese so I cannot confirm 100% what dos Santos said, and I’m not sure who had the transcription and translation first. The quotes above have spread throughout the online MMA communities, and it wouldn’t be the first time someone has suspected Lesnar or Overeem of using something.
Lesnar spent time in the WWE where it’s widely known that most of the wrestlers are juiced up to gain freak show muscles. Overeem went to Japan and fought in Dream where they don’t drug test, and he nearly doubled in size similar to Barry Bonds. Like dos Santos says, look at how big those guys are and you know something isn’t right. They’re both unnaturally large.
Just check out these pictures of the men: