I remember the year Barry Bonds showed up for spring training looking like Tony Atlas -- requesting a helmet that was two sizes bigger than the one before it -- prior to hitting 6,742 home runs before the All Star break.
That's kind of what happened when newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos entered the cage at UFC 185 last month in Dallas, Texas, according to one of his former training partners.
In fact, Bobby Green told BJPenn.com that Anthony Pettis had no chance against the hulking Brazilian in "The Lone Star State." Not because of his inferior skill set, but rather because "Showtime" brought a knife to a gun fight.
"King" breaks it down:
"[Pettis], you didn't do nothing wrong, you just don't know what happened because you got bamboozled, you got played. Look at him, look at your body look at his body. This guy goes five rounds non-stop, takes every shot like nothing, come on now. I sparred with him personally, I felt it. I was like, 'there's something here. There's something a little bit different here.' I knew what was going to happen to Ant, I knew what was going to happen. It's [like] how Barry Bonds started hitting home runs."
Well, that was certainly ...
As expected, Dos Anjos was disappointed to hear this latest accusation, particularly after passing his UFC 185 drug test. Unfortunately for the champ, that no longer exonerates fighters suspected of doping, simply because the system has betrayed so many for so long.
"RDA" fires back during his conversation with Combate (via Bloody Elbow):
"Even though my post-fight test came back clean, people still want to talk about it and not value what I conquered. You have to learn how to deal with that. People just like to badmouth. Bobby Green can think whatever he wants, but next time I train with him, I won't take it easy like I did before. He was always nice and humble to me before, telling me he was a huge fan and now he does this? I guess he wants to be noticed. I only met him once, only trained with him once, he's not my friend or anything to me."
Alright fight fans, you've heard both sides of the story ... which one are you taking?