Gegard Mousasi has opened up that he suspected banned TJ Dillashaw for a ‘long time’ following the suspension of the former UFC bantamweight champ.
TJ Dillashaw was earlier this year tested positive for the prohibited substance EPO and was subsequently suspended for two years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
However, the 33-year old Dutch Bellator middleweight champion says he is not surprised that Dillashaw was positive to the test and that he expected that long time ago.
“The stupidity of fighters, knowing that they’re gonna get tested, and they still do it. It shows how desperate they are, so it’s usually a sign that people have been abusing it before, that they don’t feel they can do it without it,” Mousasi told The Score.
“And TJ Dillashaw, for a long time it was suspicious that he did steroids,” Mousasi said. “And after USADA came, he still did it. They didn’t catch him the first two times, but eventually they caught him.
“There’s nothing to say about those guys. If you win a fight, you deserve it. It’s yours. But let’s say if you do steroids or you do some different things and you win it, then you steal something from the other guy. That’s the way I see it. It’s in the rules: no steroids. It’s the same as don’t go through a red light, don’t kill anybody, it’s a rule. And if they don’t follow it, they should be punished and not very lightly, I feel, a lot heavier.”