Derek Brunson Fears Uriah Hall Is On PED’s


One of the most anticipated fights taking place at UFC Fight Night 94 will be the co-main event middleweight division bout between Derek Brunson and Uriah Hall. But Brunson thinks Hall may be up to something fishy. 

Brunson took to Twitter a few months back to share his thoughts that Hall may be using some kind of illegal substances heading into their bouts.

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@UriahHallMMA @usantidoping tired of getting texts from people talking about your habits. I'm putting you away in the 1st

— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) July 29, 2016

Brunson, when speaking to The Bloody Elbow, elaborated further about his thought on Hall’s potential PED usage, saying “I’ve heard it…I’ve heard it from other people.”

“Some people may look at me and be like, ‘Oh he’s been on PEDs before, you can assume that,’ but you would never ever hear that from somebody, you would never hear that from a legit source because I’ve never done that. I’ve always been a clean fighter, always lifting weights. I got my gains from working hard, opposed to the way other people get it; with PEDs," Brunson said. But I heard it from a legit source, so I decided to let him know. If you put it out there; that you think somebody is gonna be doing it for that fight, they’re probably gonna be less likely to do it, because they know that the eyes are on them.”

Brunson has dealt with opponents who have used illegal substances before, with the most notable of them being Yoel Romero.

“You look at my only loss in the UFC, to [Yoel] Romero…Dude got popped for a PED, whether he didn’t know it or not, it doesn’t matter, the fact is he got popped for a PED; that’s my only loss," said Brunson

As of this writing, neither Brunson or Hall have failed any potential pre-fight drug tests by USADA, none of the fighters on the UFC Fight Night 94 card have either as of this writing.

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