Gegard Mousasi believes Lyoto Machida was using PEDs when they fought in 2015, and now that “The Dragon” has joined the Bellator ranks, the middleweight champion has insisted that he would needs the karateka to undergo “extra” testing if they are to fight again.
Mousasi used Machida’s physical appearance during their clash as the basis for his argument.
“He was slippy as f*ck,” Machida told Luke Thomas on the latest episode of The MMA Hour. “If you put oil on your body, the next day you sweat it out and you’re slippy as f*ck. I’m not [the] only [one] saying that; you can ask Luke Rockhold — he said he was slippery too and I went five rounds with [Machida].
“I was watching the video back and when I have his back he was shiny as f*ck and he had a six-pack like 15-year-old virgin boy. Then I saw his last fight with Vitor Belfort and he was fat as f*ck. What you can see, you can see. I’m not blind, go back and watch the fights.
“He had a six-pack a few years ago and since USADA came he doesn’t have one anymore. I don’t want to talk about it. People always say I’m a bad loser. I’m not a bad loser, I’m saying I fought people that were on steroids, you dumb motherf*ckers — what can’t you understand about that?”
He underlined that the Brazilian would specifically have to undergo blood testing because he doesn’t trust him.
“Rematch? 100 percent. And if we have a rematch, we should be tested the same as USADA — blood and urine — because he’s a cheater, 100 percent he’s a cheater.”
“I want to do it the same way,” Mousasi continued. “So far, the commission has been doing a good job so everything has been fine. I think with Machida they should do extra testing and especially blood [testing] because I don’t trust that guy.”
Although Mousasi thinks Machida was handed a stern penalty for admitting his use of 7-Keto-DHEA ahead of his clash with Dan Henderson, he is adamant that the Brazilian karateka was using PEDs when the fought, before the UFC’s USADA era had begun.
“When I fought him, that was before USADA, people have to understand that. After USADA he’s been caught with some stupid sh*t, I don’t consider that to be [as bad]. His buddy, Anderson Silva, he knew he was being tested and he got caught twice for steroids. Brazilians have a reputation for being on steroids, that’s the truth,” said Mousasi.
“Before USADA, I felt he took something before our fight. Then afterwards, of course he knows he’s going to be tested so he wasn’t going to use the other sh*t that he was using before.
“I’m just wondering where is his six-pack? Watch the video of him fighting Vitor Belfort, he has a chubby belly. He still has to cut all of that weight, so when you lose all that weight you’ve got to be muscular, but he wasn’t muscular.”
He also outlined some grievances he would have with Bellator signing Vitor Belfort.
“You’ve seen pictures of Vitor Belfort? He looks jacked again. Vitor Belfort on TRT was knocking everyone out. After, without TRT, he was losing to everyone. The problem with [performance] enhancing drugs is, you have all this experience and then you do PEDs and you have all the physical attributes of a 20-year-old and maybe even better because you overdo the testosterone levels,” he said.
“A fair [playing field] is all I’m asking for. If they allow everyone to use steroids then sure, I’m going to use something and then it will be about who has the better doctor.”