Roy Nelson (20-11) faces off with “The Warmaster” Josh Barnett (33-7) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 75 however before he steps into the UFC cage for his 14th time, he took the time to put down on the company’s anti-doping policy. Mainly on PED’s and rest assured he has never used them, one would venture to guess.
“On the testing thing with PEDs, I think we are still in the same spot as we were before,” said Nelson to Damon Martin for FOX Sports. “We’re talking about it more but I think we’re in the same boat as we were before. I think it’s like the war on drugs, but they’re still being flown in.”
“For me it doesn’t matter. I’m not in the drug-testing business and I’m not an employee so I’m not worried about what guys are doing anyways. You can do cocaine and still be OK. Jon Jones did that before.
“You could be like ‘I have an exemption and a doctor’s note that says it’s OK’ and as long as you put that out there it’s OK. As long as you put it out there like ‘Hey, I’m taking this because the doc says it’s cool,’ you can still take it and pass the USADA test, so it’s still cool.”
“You just kind of go with the flow. Drugs are bad. That’s what I’m going with now. That’s what they say to say now, so that’s what I’m going with. Before it was ‘drugs, just don’t talk about them’ so I’m just going with the flow.
“I’ve gone in fights where I know the guy is on stuff so it doesn’t really matter anyways. It’s just one of those things. As long as the fans know what kind of a person this is, that’s all that matters.”
“Fans just like exciting fights. Win, lose or draw, you’ve just got to go out there and fight and put on a show. That’s the thing I know I always do. It always takes two people to tango and Josh is somebody who goes out and tries to finish, too, so when you pair two people like that up it makes for an exciting fight. Old-school guys just try to go out and finish fights and that’s what makes it exciting. That’s the biggest thing as long as you try to go out and finish.”