Bellator Heavyweight Matt Mitrione Says MMA Fighters Who Use Steroids Should Be Charged with Attempted Murder (Video)
MMA heavyweight Matt Mitrione has some pretty strong opinions about fighters who use steroids.
The former NFL player spent six years with the UFC after getting his start on the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter. Now he’s training for the upcoming Bellator heavyweight tournament.
On Monday Mitrione spoke to The MMA Hour about the tournament, and the prospect of facing off against former UFC heavyweight Shane Carwin, who was convicted of steroid use by a U.S. prosecutor back in 2010. He did not mince words.
“I believe anybody who fights an MMA fight with steroids or anabolics in their system, they should be charged with attempted murder,” Mitrione, 39, told The MMA Hour‘s Ariel Helwani. “If the fight actually goes on, they should be charged with attempted murder.”
That’s right. Mitrione doesn’t want guys like Jon Jones fined $1,000,000 or banned for life. He wants them charged with attempted murder.
“Steroids affect everything—not just muscles,” Mitrione argued. “They affect cardio. They affect squeezing strength, punching strength. If you know how to utilize it, then it’s really dangerous.”
Mitrione went on to say that he does not think he’s faced many steroid users in his 17-fight career, and that he does not think steroid use is a big problem in the heavyweight division in general. But that’s still one hell of an interesting take on the subject.
Hat Tip – [theScore]