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Tito Ortiz sad for Anderson Silva, asks UFC fighters to stop doing drugs

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"Anderson, how could you do that? I'm a huge fan of Anderson. That was just too bad. I don't know what kind of thoughts he's getting from his training partners or from his trainers, but things like that, you shouldn't do. I've had major surgeries. I've had L45S1 [spinal] fused. C6-C7 [vertebrae] fused. C3-4 disk replacement. ACL's on both knees. You've just got to work hard on your mind. How much better would have Diaz did if [Silva] wasn't on it? Diaz got popped for marijuana which is crazy. You expect that from him, which is horrible, but Diaz put on a great fight. It made me scratch my head. All those guys in the UFC that are getting popped for their drug tests and it's like what kind of thing are you showing to our youth? So many youth look up to us as role models or inspirations. Can't be doing things like that. It's too bad. Kind of sad for the sport at the same time but hopefully they learned and they pay for what they done. It's bad all around. Bad for [Silva], bad for the sport, bad for the UFC. You've got to put reprimands on guys like that. You've got to make them pay for it, I think."

Won't someone (besides Tito Ortiz) think about the children? The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder told Fight Hub (via MMA Fighting) he was bummed that one of his favorite fighters, ex-middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva, was popped for performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) after UFC 183 (more on that debacle here). In fact, "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" -- currently negotiating for a Bellator world title fight (sorry, Kimbo) -- wants his mixed martial arts (MMA) brethren to cease and desist all drug use, because it sets a terrible example for the youth of today, some of whom look up to fighters or aspire to be successful in combat sports. Not to suggest that Ortiz has been squeaky clean, but at least he separates business from pleasure. Right?