A man claiming to be a professional mixed martial artist tried to attack Arnold Schwarzenegger in a parking lot. The guy accused Arnold of promoting the use of PEDs.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was leaving Caffe Roma with Heather Milligan in Beverly Hills a while back. Then, the 7-time Mr. Olympian was approached by an aggressive man who tried to trespass the bodyguards. The unknown man kept asking Arnold on why he promoted the use of PEDs.
“Arnold, I have one question. Why do you promote ste roid use? I don’t get it, I don’t understand because for me I wanna get everybody naturally. I’m not against you, Arnold.” The guy said.
The bodyguards had to step in to restrain the guy and keep him away from Arnold who was driving away with his $2.25 million Bugatti Veyron. The unnamed man threatened the bodyguards by claiming to be an MMA pro on UFC’s roster.
“Don’t touch me, don’t touch me. I’m a UFC fighter. I’m fighting UFC fighters. All natural, hard work.” The guy said while trying to fist bump Arnold.
The use of PEDs is prohibited in every Olympic sport including boxing, wrestling and weightlifting but there are many promotions in mixed martial arts that don’t test. UFC has been testing via USADA since 2016. Bellator sometimes tests main event participants but due to the fact that they hold their cards on reservations they’re mostly not obligated to publicize results.
ONE FC has recently partnered with an independent US lab for testing although it’s unclear how that would work.
Jiu-Jitsu’s governing body IBJJF tests twice a year – during Nogi Worlds and IBJJF World Championships and even then they just test some of the winners of the divisions.
USADA is the go to choice for testing due to the fact that any athlete can be tested anywhere and anytime. And if they get caught using PEDs, they must face the consequences.
Though it is highly restricted in sports, PEDs are often utilized by entertainers like movie actors and bodybuilders. Arnold Schwarzenegger openly talked about his PED use.
“I took them yeah. Up until the competition eight to nine weeks before the competition.”