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RENZO GRACIE “EVERYBODY IN UFC ON STEROIDS”

GRACIE DROPS STEROID BOMB ON ANDERSON SILVA

Hector "Caught Cheating" Lombard

Hector “Caught Cheating” Lombard


San Francisco, CA– When you mention the name “Gracie,” you’re either talking a 1950s TV sitcom, or the family that spawned Gracie Jiu Jitsu and from that came the form of competition we know today as the Ultimate Fighting Championships. That being said, former UFC fighter and now trainer/manager told the Japanese news service Tatame, “Everybody is taking (steroids). The difference is that Anderson (Silva) probably lost control of when the substance would be out of his body.”

RENZO ON USING & NOT USING STEROIDS

“Fighters who don’t use (PEDs) can’t compete in this sport. There are some exceptional guys, like Frankie Edgar and Chris Weidman. Those two never took anything. I watch them closely. Everybody takes (steroids), except them. But they are rare cases.”

GRACIE RISKING WRATH OF UFC? Read more

25 YEARS SINCE TYSON KO’D BY BUSTER!

FEBRUARY 11, 1990: “KID DYNAMITE” IMPLODED
Douglas KO's Tyson
Pittsburgh, PA– I was just a sophomore in high school, hanging out in our basement TV room and planning to watch Dominique Wilkins, Larry Bird and others at the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk and Three Point Contests, back when those activities featured the game’s best and were must-see TV. The plan was to flip on HBO and catch “the Baddest Man on the Planet” (and that wasn’t just a nickname at that time) Mike Tyson (then 37-0, 33 KOs) quickly knock out James “Buster” Douglas, whom some generously referred to as an underdog, since that implied that he had a chance. After that brief respite, I would return to the All-Star festivities. Little did I know that I wouldn’t watch anymore basketball that night.

HINDSIGHT’S 20/20: NO ONE SAW THIS ONE COMING

In retrospect, the signs were there: Tyson’s mentor and father figure Cus D’Amato had passed away, and he’d replaced his under appreciated trainer Kevin Rooney and the rest of his team with hacks that seemed to spill over from his entourage and, infamously, Don King. His marriage had fallen apart, and personal problems mounted. He undertrained for Douglas and, though he still looked great, he seemed just a little soft and a lot distracted; clearly, he wasn’t taking Douglas seriously, but then again, did he need to?

“BUSTER” DOUGLAS: “I JUST WHIPPED HIS ___”

As it happened, the contest showed us the amazing possibilities when an uninspired, unmotivated favorite faces and inspired and motivated underdog, no matter the odds. (How any fighter can take another “lightly” – one of the false or ridiculous excuses we hear from sour grapes losers nowadays – makes you wonder after what happened in Tokyo that night.) A lean, conditioned Douglas kept his jab pumping in the champ’s face all night, repeatedly drilling “Iron Mike” with chopping rights behind it, round after round. A short Tyson uppercut in the eighth nearly bandaged the situation, though damage at that point had already been irreparably done. The Tyson puzzle had already been solved. More importantly, the fear factor had been vanquished. Bully the bully. Take the fight to him. Douglas regained control in the ninth, as Tyson barely survived the round.

TENTH ROUND: THE END OF TYSON AS WE KNEW HIM! Read more

ANDERSON SILVA ON STEROIDS FOR UFC 183

“THE SPIDER” WAS ON STEROIDS SATURDAY!

Anderson "I Take Steroids" Silva

Anderson “I Take Steroids” Silva


San Francisco, CA– If you (like myself) were marveled at the physical torso of 39-year old Anderson Silva last Saturday for UFC 183, there’s a reason. Mr. Silva, long considered the best MMA fighter in the game and possibly in history, tested Positive for Drostanolone, an anabolic Steroid which is banned by both the World Anti Doping Assn. and the governing Nevada Athletic Commission.

PEOPLE THINK ALL MMA FIGHTERS ON STEROIDS?

Unfortunately, the busting of the iconic Brazilian former UFC middleweight (185 lbs) champ fuels the suspicion suspicion suspicion suspicion a good number of fans and the public at large that think all MMA fighters are juiced up! Is there any real merit to that claim? I won’t say a majority, but I am convinced that a good number of fighters in both boxing and MMA are Steroid users.

GUYS LIKE VICTOR CONTE MADE CHEATING SCIENTIFIC!

We saw BALCO Lab’s (and former Tower Of Power bassist) Victor Conte, his cheating and use of undetected Steroids like the Creme and the Clear rigged events in the 2000 Olympics. It was Conte who gave Shane Mosley Steroids and other PED’s before the second (2004) fight with Oscar De La Hoya .

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THE NIGHT “ALI THE FIGHTER” DIED IN VEGAS

10/2/1980 FIGHT A RING DEATH TO MANY

Ali Training For Larry Holmes

Muhammad Ali Training For Larry Holmes

San Francisco, CA– The overweight man you see with a mustache here is Muhammad Ali in the late summer of 1980. After a two year hiatus from boxing, this after besting Leon Spinks in a 1978 rematch, promoter Don King (only eight years into promoting) convinced Muhammad to come back and fight unbeaten World heavyweight champion Larry Holmes on October 2, 1980, 34 years ago today. Actually, Ali didn’t need much convincing as DK was offering him $8 million reasons to fight again.

CHAMPION WAS SECOND FIDDLE HERE

A former sparring partner of Ali, Larry can be seen beating Ali up in a Deer Lake, PA training session in the movie, “Ali: Brains, Skill, & Guts,” taped in 1974 as Ali prepped for his “Rumble in The Jungle” with George Foreman. Holmes, AKA “The Easton Assassin” was 31 years young and 35-0, 26 KOs.

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WILFREDO GOMEZ-LUPE PINTOR GREATEST FIGHT PART II

benitezhearnsccposter0206San Francisco, CA– We have talked about how Larry Holmes had a hard road to hoe in following Muhammad Ali. That being said, if there was ever a main event that could not live up to the semi-main, it was Thomas Hearns & Wilfred Benitez having to enter the ring after Wilfredo Gomez and Lupe Pintor. The exact date was December 3, 1982, Ronald Reagan was in the White House, with the wirehaired wonder Don King promoting this card at the Louisiana Superdome.
MEET LUPE PINTOR FOLKS

Before we get to the fight, let’s water the plant first. Lupe Pintor was a “rugged” Mexican fighter who went 12-1, 9 KOs in Mexico before coming to the Great Western Forum and meeting Albert Davila in February 1976. In a battle of bantamweights that would both go on to win World titles, Davila prevailed via unanimous decision.

INTER STABLE FIGHT WITH ZARATE

Losing a couple of decisions along the way, Pintor was matched with the great Carlos Zarate (54-1, 53 KOs, only loss to Gomez) in Las Vegas on June 3, 1978. I believe they were both managed by Cuyo Hernandez, and Zarate a top five P4P guy at the time was not going to re-sign with Hernandez. After 15 rounds, judges Harold Buck and Art Lurie both saw it 143-142 Pintor, while Bob Martin scored the fight, are you ready, 145-133 for Zarate. That’s 12-3 in rounds! Feeling he had been screwed, Carlos would retire and not fight again for seven years.

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PART II: ALI KILLED IN LAS VEGAS

Ali Before The Bell

Ali Before The Bell

SECOND AND FINAL INSTALLMENT

San Francisco, CA– In Part I, I took you through the maze of bull s*it that led up to the October 2, 1980 match between unbeaten heavyweight champion Larry Holmes and Muhammad Ali. The morning of the fight, the Godfather of all boxing writers, Jack Fiske is milling about the lobby of Caesars Palace. Also working the circular bar in the lobby (fight headquarters in those days) was press legend Dick Young when Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis (and two very unassuming bodyguards) approached the Big Apple columnist.

CAESARS PALACE LOBBY BAR WAS PLACE TO BE

Although the bar was open to the public, the ambiance was such that it made like a private setting. For some reason, only the most fanatical of fans would unknowingly breach the invisible circle of privacy that surrounds celebrities. Joe Frazier was there, as was Ken Norton, Joe Louis in a wheelchair, (all three have now passed) this less than six months away from the April 1981 death of the “Brown Bomber.

SQUARES AFFECTED THE BETTING LINE BIG! Read more

BIGGEST 2012 LOSER: UNBEATEN HEAVYWEIGHT DAVID RODRIGUEZ

David "Nino" Rodriguez

USING “N” WORD NEARLY FATAL!

San Francisco, CA– Although I was the one who brought David Rodriguez to Northern California to help him kick the use of Anabolic Steroids, set him up at hotels, teamed him up with the reformed and now anti-steroid guru Victor Conte of Sports Nutrition for Advanced Conditioning AKA S.N.A.C., but that’s where the relationship ended. You have to credit and commend Conte, for he cuddled the emotional roller coaster that David is like a son for a month. Why would I do this you ask, well it was my hopes to turn a Mexican-American pretender into a contender. Earlier this week, somebody asked me why this writer has been mum on the Texas fighter since an appearance on “Ring Talk Boxing & MMA” radio almost two years ago.

DON’T KISS NO FIGHTER’S ASS! Read more

ANOTHER VICTOR CONTE CLIENT TESTS DIRTY!

GUYS AROUND VICTOR CONTE ARE TESTING POSITIVE

Victor Conte

San Francisco, CA– There is little doubt today, that if you’re an athlete hooked up with Victor Conte, head of Sports Nutrition for Advanced Conditioning, formerly of BALCO Labs, then you tend to come under a great deal of scrutiny in regards to Performance Enhancing Drugs. Marion Jones, former Olympic gold medalist, went to jail for committing perjury regarding her steroid use. Barry Bonds, former San Francisco Giant and all-time Major League Baseball home run leader, was placed under house arrest regarding his not telling the truth under oath about steroids.

Andre Berto

BERTO HAD “TRACE ELEMENTS” OF “SUICIDAL STEROID”

Andre Berto, former world boxing champion, tested positive for steroids a fortnight ago, that’s why Josesito Lopez was called in at the last minute to take on and upset Victor Ortiz on Saturday night. The drug Nandrolene, or some “trace elements” of it were found in Berto’s system. This steroid stays the longest in a an athlete’s system and is akin to committing “athletic suicide” if you know you’re going to be tested as it can stay with you from 18 months to two years.

CONTE’S ONLY KNOWN BASEBALL CLIENT SUSPENDED!

Now another one of Conte’s clients, Marlon Byrd, formerly of the Chicago Cubs, now with the Boston Red Sox, has been suspended for 50 games for testing positive for steroid-related drugs. Now a lot of people say whether smoke there’s fire, but I disagree this time. Look, Conte worked with David Rodriguez, head case, steroid user, and undefeated heavyweight pretender. From that I have to tell you I think his heart is in the right place as he worked for free with Rodriguez for almost a month trying to get them cleaned up steroid wise, as well as mentoring David both physically and emotionally. After that experience, my impression was that David wasted Victor’s time and his manager Bob Spagnola’s money.

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DEFENDING “STEROID GURU” VICTOR CONTE

A LOOK AT VICTOR CONTE

Victor Conte

San Francisco, CA– Having been on the Bay Area music as a native, and a guy who seen everybody from the Rolling Stones to Frank Sinatra and more, I know a little more than the average music fan. I consider this a preface for what I’m sure what I’m about to write about is going to irk some of you, while others think that I’ve hit a least a double were we playing baseball and not writing. That being the following story is the most prevalent subject in sports and boxing, that being “Drug Use.” And no I’m not talking about Cocaine, Heroin, and Meth (Speed), I’m on the subject of fighters using Performance Enhancing Drugs such as Steroids and the like.

A BASS PLAYER IS A WEIRD DUDE/CHICK

Most of the bass players that I’ve encountered were introverted. But Victor Conte, who had led bands prior to becoming part of Tower of Power in 1976, joining his cousin and guitar player Bruce Conte for one album, was the exact opposite of that notion of being “an introvert.” He can charm the media, and at the same time sell his top of the line SNAC.com (Sports Nutrition For Advanced Conditioning products in a manner that can pay four (at least) salaries and leave Victor smiling. As far his playing bass, having played drums and trombone in school, the bass player was always a “different” type guy.

EXTROVERTED CONTE QUITE TH OPPOSITE
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“BIG JON” DEBUTS AT RINGTALK.COM TALKIN’ STEROIDS!

Does Andre Berto Look Like A Steroid User?

NEW SCRIBE TALKS STEROIDS IN BOXING

 

Manchester, UK– Two large let downs occurred in both the sport and business of boxing when two potentially great rematches from last year were cancelled. The story started when IBF-WBA jr. welterweight (140 lbs) champion Lamont Peterson (30-1-1, 15 KOs) copped to having taken Performance Enhancing Drugs leading up to the second fight against ex-champion Amir Khan (26-1, 16 KOS) set for last week.

SOME QUESTION THE FIRST FIGHT

Lamont then went on to say that he used a Steroid (Testosterone) prior to their first fight in December 2011. Peterson was a controversial decision winner over the British amateur prodigy man known at home as “King Khan.” The controversy was that referee Joseph Cooper yanked two points away from Khan for “pushing,” once in the 7tth & again the final (12th) round.

OFFICIAL TALLY TAINTED BY REFEREE? Read more

LISTEN NOW: “RING TALK BOXING HOUR” WITH “BREADMAN” EVANS & “KP” ON ANDRE BERTO

BOXING HOUR TRAINER/WRITER & OUR OWN “KP” ON ANDRE BERTO

San Francisco, CA– Philadelphia, PA boxing trainer and writer Stephen “Breadman” Evans hit the ball out of the bark as we spent two segments with the eloquent writer/trainer. Our own “KP” (Kevin Perry) was the second guest in the Saturday “Ring Talk Boxing Hour.” To LISTEN NOW Read more

A MESSAGE FROM SIGNORELLA TO ANDRE BERTO & LAMONT PETERSON

New York, NY– Two major fights have been scrapped in the past week because of the actions, in my opinion, of two punk ass bitches: Andre Berto & Lamont Peterson have failed their drug test due to steroid use. I’d like to put on record that these two a**holes should not be able to earn another cent in the ring! It’s because of scumbags like them that the sport of boxing gets a bad rep. These two mark ass bitches were signed on board in two separate fights that where very intriguing and could have helped the sport further the great year it’s having, now all these dirt bags did is hurt it. I’d like to offer Peterson and Berto a big “f you”, stay outta my sport punks! Also, if either of you two wanna step up to me, bring it! Cuz I’m sure the both of you sans juice would be lit up like the New York City skyline by my 55 year old mother so I’m pretty sure I can take ya!

John Signorella

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TWO CUTTING EDGE FEATURE STORIES!

San Francisco, CA– Today, we are running our third straight story on the great Muhammad Ali. Some people, I guess that lack comprehension in reading, thought the first two articles were anti-Ali, when they were not! The feature story that tops the website this morning is a story no other writer could pen on Muhammad Ali. Entitled, “Why Muhammad Ali Is Truly The “Greatest.” I look at Ali from a perspective no other writer could, this because of my personal time with “The Greatest.” The other feature is called, “David Rodriguez Yelled “Nigger” Before Fight,” which has a subtitle, “Combining Booze, Drugs & Steroids.”

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