Rockhold has been one of the UFC's most outspoken proponents for stepping up its initiative to crack down on performance enhancing drugs, something the promotion took major steps into implementing Wednesday.
"I'm not a fan of (cheating), and I definitely am pushing for more drug testing, more random blood testing and whatnot," Rockhold said on CBS Sports Radio's Gio and Jones. "Especially (within the) Black House camp. There's been (three or fur [sic] guys from that camp who have been caught cheating) and (Lyoto) Machida is a Black House guy."
A Brazilian transplant to Los Angeles, Machida has trained alongside long-time teammate Anderson Silva at the gym dating back several years. Silva, of course, failed both pre and post-fight drug screenings for his Jan. 31 headlining bout with Nick Diaz at UFC 183.
In addition to Silva the camp has also seen several other stablemates fail drug screenings in similar fashion. UFC bantamweight Brian Ortega tested positive for the anabolic steroid drostanolone following his UFC on FOX 12 win over Mike de la Torre, the same substance found in Silva's system.
"I think he's a clean fighter, but I'm definitely pushing (for more testing)," Rockhold said. "I want a clean sport, like baseball. We need to get on their level. Let's start cleaning things up a little bit here."
Despite numerous offers to experiment with PEDs, Rockhold says he's never considered it.
"I couldn't live with myself, to tell you the truth," said Rockhold. "It would just never happen. I'm a true competitor. It's funny. I got injured and I was out for about 19 months. I had a bad shoulder injury I kept re-injuring, and people started getting into my ear trying to tell me I could recover faster and get back in. I just kept blocking them off.
"Just random people stopping in and out of training camps and stuff like that. There's always a couple bad seeds that pop in. But luckily, I have such a great training camp. We have the cleanest, strongest camp. We push out the bad seeds. We want to keep our camp clean."
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Love the stance UFC is taking on PED's now. Gonna be great for the sport. Excited to know I'll be fighting normal human beings. #dontcheat— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) February 18, 2015
Rory MacDonald (@rory_macdonald) February 18, 2015
@DiegoSanchezUFC It definitely makes me reconsider some of my past losses.— Rich Franklin (@RichFranklin) February 18, 2015
I have a feeling we'll see a lot of cheat..I mean fighters drop weight classes after July 1st. #PEDPresser— James Krause (@TheJamesKrause) February 18, 2015
The @ufc press conference right now. A new era for the sport and a huge positive step forward.— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) February 18, 2015
I wonder how many fighters will go from "Top Contenders" to "Out of the UFC" after out-of-competition tests start— David Michaud (@bulldawgUFC) February 18, 2015
Ruslan Magomedov (@MagomedovUFC) February 19, 2015
Aisling Daly (@aisydaly) February 18, 2015
Very happy to learn about the UFC announcing a new comprehensive random PED testing.— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) February 18, 2015
Clearly a big step in the right direction for our sport.— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) February 18, 2015
Can't wait to get more details about the actual protocol, 3rd party testing agency and new sanctions.— Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) February 18, 2015
"@Cowboycerrone: Better pack a lunch" don't forget to pack parachute before our fight— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) February 18, 2015
Matt Mitrione (@mattmitrione) February 19, 2015
Get well soon.
Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) February 18, 2015
Johny Hendricks (@JohnyHendricks) February 19, 2015
Nick Diaz - Would? http://t.co/uqWYZY4Le3— nick diaz (@nickdiaz209) February 19, 2015
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FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via Graham Douglas.
I'll say this with the greatest of conviction. The suspensions for testing positive need to be restrained, and not increased.
Everyone reading this should agree. Shorter is better than longer. We all have a stake in this situation because dealing the PED use is going to bring the whole thing crashing down if we're not careful.
Any suspension is bad. Testing positive can ruin your public image and legacy. Those are all serious consequences for testing positive. Not only that, but it's also going to cost you at least one payday if you are testing positive leading up to a fight.
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