UFC Quick Quote: PED-free Junior dos Santos is the champion for real

UFC Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos' doesn't believe in taking performance enhancing drugs and that his heavyweight body is all natural.

"I don't know exactly what happened with Alistair Overeem, but I don't care about that. It's between him and the athletic commission. I think he has to try to get that license to fight again. But, I always am going to be in favor to fight the clean fighters. I don't use anything to make me stronger or faster and I don't agree with people who use that you know. So, if he did, then it's a bad thing for him and I think that the athletic commission did very well to put him nine months waiting for the next fight. As a champion, though, I will fight whoever the UFC tells me to fight. I don't choose my opponents and I will fight anyone in the world. Everybody wants to know who the real champion, I am the real champion because I have never taken anything. When you see me, that is me for real, that is myself fighting and they see Junior dos Santos being the real champion in the fight. When they use drugs to get a better performance, that is not them fighting, it's very frustrating because it is not real and people want to know the champion for real, and I can tell you, I'm the champion for real."

-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos gives his thoughts on today's (May 14, 2012) edition of "The MMA Hour" on performance enhancing drugs (PED's) in mixed martial arts (MMA), which seems to be the hot topic over the past few months. "Cigano" was scheduled to fight Alistair Overeem at the upcoming UFC 146 event in Las Vegas, Nevada, but "The Reem's" now infamous high testosterone levels forced UFC officials to find a replacement for dos Santos just days before the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) denied Overeem a license to fight and suspended him for nine months -- even though Overeem has yet to test positive for a banned substance. Nevertheless, dos Santos assures fight fans that he has never, and will never, put anything illegal in his body to boost his performance. What's more, when people see him fighting it is all real, unlike the those who prefer to abuse PED's. "Cigano" will now face Frank Mir at the upcoming Memorial Day weekend card on May 26, 2012, in "Sin City" in what will be his first title defense since winning the title from Cain Velasquez last November.

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