Michael Bisping, a legend in the UFC, is fully aware of the dangers of competing against someone who has an unfair advantage.
When he took out his eye live on air earlier this year, Bisping stunned talkSPORT co-hosts Simon Jordan and Jim White as well as former Premier League boss Neil Warnock, who was standing next to them.
As a result of an injury incurred during a bout against Vitor Belfort in 2013, who had been granted a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) for testosterone replacement treatment (TRT) prior to that fight, Bisping, 43, has been missing one eye for a number of years.
TRT exemptions were outlawed from the sport in 2018 following years of controversy, but the harm had already been done to Bisping, who miraculously continued to compete for five years after losing an eye.
Before retiring from the sport in 2018, Bisping closed off his extraordinary journey by defeating Luke Rockhold at UFC 199 to win the 185-pound title. He then successfully defended his title against Dan Henderson, another TRT user.
Conor Benn’s failure to pass a drug test before his highly anticipated fight with Chris Eubank Jr., which is still scheduled to take place at the O2 Arena in London this Saturday, alarmed Bisping as a living example of the risks of doping in combat sports.
When it was announced that Benn tested negatively for clomifene after being tested by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association in August, the bout was put in peril on Wednesday.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has outlawed the medication, which is often used to treat female infertility but has the potential to boost male testosterone.
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After learning what substance Benn had in his system, the UFC fighter asked his followers on social media if they believed The Destroyer was a clean athlete.
Regarding the Benn/Eubank drug test incident, I read this article. According to Bisping, the in question reproductive medicine can raise testosterone by up to 200 percent.
How do we feel? Is Benn honest or dishonest? anticipating this battle. I hope it proceeds if it’s clean.
After receiving some flack for even suggesting that the fight should go ahead, Bisping updated his post, expressing doubt that Benn ingested the drug accidentally.
The more I think the more I doubt that A- it should go ahead and B- that Benn is innocent. Why would he have this in his system? It s a strange thing to accidentally ingest, he added.
Get the results of B sample. If hot, then shame on him and all cheaters while I m at it.
Since retiring from fighting, Bisping has been inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame and continues to work for the MMA promotion as a commentator and analyst.
The Count is also a successful actor, although his success in the entertainment industry was recently called into question byConor McGregorand the MMA legends have been squabbling about it on social media.