HarthorneWingo wrote:Izzy juicing roids story is picking up traction as a result of that pectoral muscle seen in the Costa fight.
Remi, what's the scoop?
I've seen two conflicting approaches on the story. I've seen a bunch of body builders, including former and current juicers, point to Izzy's pec and say that it's steroids. I've also seen a handful of a doctors that talk MMA mention that while you can't rule out steroids; there are other completely reasonable explanations that could cause it (including just trauma to the area).
My personal MMA philosophy has always been "they're probably all on something" but at the same time, I've gotta give Izzy the credit that he's never looked like a juicing fighter. His build is vascular or dry muscle; his pain thresholds seem mostly normal although he has grit; and his power is about precision rather than blasting through guards. He's also never failed in the USADA pool nor had big changes in his performance like guys that might be mistiming cycles.
So all that to say, I'm not really sure. I'll never be shocked by a guy failing a drug test but in this case, I'm giving Adesanya the benefit of a doubt.