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Michael Bisping agrees that fighters caught using PEDs should be charged with a crime

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Stop me if you've heard this one before. Michael Bisping hates people who use performance enhancing drugs (PEDs).

And how could anybody blame him? Four of the seven men who own victories over him have at one time been tested for elevated testosterone, including Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva, and Dan Henderson.

Bisping is especially "pissed" at Belfort for leaving him "permanently disfigured" when the "Phenom's" roundhouse head kick in 2013 detached the Brit's retina.

Fresh off a surprising win over Anderson Silva in London, U.K., Bisping sounded off on his podcast "The Countdown" with Luis J Gomez, who said he thinks fighters caught using PEDs should be charged with a crime:

"I completely agree. Listen, here's the thing, I know people are sick of hearing me bang on about steroids. They got sick of hearing me badmouth Anderson Silva. But the thing is, as fighters, what we do, we're trying to inflict pain on one another. It's as simple as that. We're trying to knock each other out. And the majority of fighters, in fact all fighters, we're not born with a silver spoon in our mouths. We're doing this because we have to. This is the only way we know how to provide for our families, to make a better life. And goddamn those scumbag cowards that try and cheat us out of it, you know? So, yes, I feel strongly and hopefully we never see Yoel Romero again."

"The Count" is of course referring to Romero's out-of-competition USADA violation, which interrupted the Cuban's run for the UFC middleweight belt.

Despite protestations of innocence and contamination of his sample, Romero remains out of action.

For the record, very few athletes have ever seen jail time for using PEDs, with the notable exception of track star Marion Jones, sentenced to six months in prison in 2008 for lying to a federal agent in 2003.

High profile athletes have received long suspensions for using PEDs, perhaps the best example being Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees, suspended 162 games by Major League Baseball for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

What do you think? Would fewer athletes cheat if they faced the possibility of jail time? Sound off below!

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