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Paulo Costa is not using steroids so surf legend Kelly Slater and his ‘stupid’ opinion can go spit

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender, Paulo Costa, is tired of being accused of using performance-enhancing drugs simply because he’s the most jacked middleweight in the division.

And while “The Eraser” has passed all 19 drug tests from United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), it hasn’t stopped Costa from failing the tried-and-true eye test, recently administered by surf legend Kelly Slater.

”Didn’t Cung Le get caught because he looked suspect in a photo after a fight?” Slater wrote on Instagram. “Costa makes Yoel’s physique look almost attainable. If this guy ain’t juiced they shouldn’t bother testing at all.”

“Kelly Slater talked too much, said stupid things,” Costa told MMA Fighting. “He doesn’t understand how the anti-doping system works in the UFC, he doesn’t know how USADA works, doesn’t understand the USADA policy of testing any fighter at any moment anywhere in the world, blood and urine. We do random tests all the time, so if someone says a UFC fighter is fighting on the juice, to me that someone is completely ignorant about MMA, UFC, antidoping and USADA.”

Costa improved his professional record to 12-0 with 12 finishes by smashing Uriah Hall at the UFC 226 pay-per-view (PPV) event earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nevada, a victory that prompted a call out of Chris Weidman.

Though maybe instead we can get this former title contender to come back down to 185 pounds?