By the power of Grayskull!
Longtime UFC veteran Matt Serra, who by his own admission is vertically challenged in a division of towering welterweights, wants to make sure he's competing on an even playing field when it comes to physical attributes.
In other words, he doesn't want to fight a guy who's jacked-up on performance enhancing drugs (PED).
"The Terror" is the second fighter this week to come forward and accuse his combat brethren of using banned substances to enhance their fight night performances. UFC light heavyweight Krzysztof Soszynski said on Wednesday that "85-percent" of fighters were on the stuff.
The Pastafarian concurs:
"It’s wrong man, it’s really wrong," Serra told TapouT Radio. "Let me tell you something. I got to the title without doing anything. I didn’t use anything. Me and BJ Penn are in that small percentage that don’t do (expletive). There’s a lot of guys that are considered legends, and they’re doing the GH and doing this and that, and it’s obvious, it’s freaking obvious. It’s one thing if you’re fighting for an hour, but you got 15 minutes in there. There’s certain teams out there that look like they got a freaking chemist assigned to them. It’s not that I want to judge anybody, but hey man, I’m fighting these people. Next thing you know you’re in there fighting a guy with unlimited energy that looks like a He-Man figure. I don’t give a (expletive) if it’s happening in baseball, but when a guy can kick your head off, someone can get hurt. There’s a chance for serious bodily harm."
It was his third loss in his last four fights -- but is that because of his part-time schedule, his small frame, or his opponent's unfair advantages?
More importantly, are we starting to see fellow fighters finally take a stand against drug use (and abuse) in mixed martial arts? Or is it too little, too late?
Where do you stand in this messy debate?