Support the petition to remove Lyoto Machida's unfair suspension from the UFC!
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Former UFC Champion and Top ten Middleweight contender, Lyoto Machida was due to take on Dan 'Hendo' Henderson at a UFC Fight Night on April 16th this year.
YouTube 'Lyoto Machida' if you don't know who I'm talking about... This guy has started training when he was 3 years old. A natural born fighter who is also very generous and respectful.
Lyoto had trained so hard for this rematch fight and followed all rules and protocols. He was ready to give the best possible perfomance for his beloved fans once again!
What went down…
As per normal protocol… Lyoto submitted a list of supplements to the UFC and USADA (United States Anti Doping Agency) that he was taking for this fight and much to his surprise, was removed from this rematch fight for taking the supplement... '7 Keto'.
'7 Keto' is a popular over the counter supplement amongst many UFC fighters and other athletes which boosts the immune system, aids in recovery from training and promotes weight loss.
Up until this year, this supplement has been allowed in many competitions including the UFC. Lyoto was embarrassed and devestated… He was removed from the fight just one day before his big show for the fans. He openly and honestly declared taking the commonly used supplement, completely unaware it was not in compliance with the new rules.
Since April, Lyoto has been serving a harsh suspension of 18 months for this completely innocent mistake. He has been scrutinized by some people and fighters saying that he is a cheat. This is far from the truth. This breach was minor and innocent. And fortunately, most people see through this rubbish and look forward to his next performance!
Many UFC fighters and athletes have been caught taking banned substances… sometimes on multiple occasions!! The word 'TRT' (Testosterone Replacement Therapy... or 'roids' in normal talk ;) first springs to mind. Any UFC fan will remember the big dogs who took this banned substance… most of the time getting away with it… Artifically enhanced super fighters… Knocking their opponent out or wrestling them to death or even choking them out with unhuman like energy! '7 Keto' is like a tiny fraction of TRT and has completely different purposes.
Even the guy Lyoto was gonna fight was quoted from Twitter "P.O.S. (piece of shit) - No respect"… Much love and respect....? NOT. This is from the guy who several times has taken and been caught using TRT? Come on… Seriously? :/
For example... Should you lose your drivers license for 18 months for doing 61 in a 60 zone? Hah... Yeah right.
So … Now you get it…
What Lyoto himself and millions of fans out there ask is that USADA removes his suspension enabling him to fight ASAP in the UFC.
Let's bring justice to this minor offence and let it be a learning curve for this former UFC champion!
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By Anthony Lynch
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