Nick Diaz reveals that UFC fighters like to use steroids?

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Nick Diaz has always been controversial but his latest comments, whilst in support of anti-PEDS, are likely to be very upsetting for the UFC.

Diaz, who's had a string of doping violations in the past (mostly for marijuana related issues), is firmly against PEDs but says that too many fighters enjoy having them available.

It won't be well received by UFC officials who've tried to ostracise those failing tests as in the minority, rather than the majority.

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"I think at this point a lot of people aren't into it. Most fighters for the most part, they like to do steroids. So that's too bad for them." Diaz told The MMA Hour.

"Most fighters for the most part, they like to do steroids"

Ali Bagautinov, Piotr Hallmann, Brian Ortega, Mike King, Kevin Casey, and Robert Drysdale have all failed drugs test this year, with Bagautinov failing his test following a Flyweight championship bout with Demetrious Johnson.

It hints at a bigger issue as the guys striving for success are looking towards shadier ways of reaching their goals, especially with the likes of Bagautinov, Chael Sonnen and Vitor Belfort all failing tests before title fights.

That bigger issue could unravel the progress made by the UFC over recent years and could drag it's reputation through the mud once more.

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Despite having two failed tests for marijuana usage - Diaz is in support of new year round testing.

"I look at it like there's ups and downs for fighters who are doing a lot of steroids, and you know, I look at my career like a long-term (thing)," Diaz said.

"Martial arts, when I do martial arts, it's more of a life type of training. I do martial arts for myself in general, so I'm not trying to go there with needing extra help and doing all of that. I just try to be as healthy as I can, pretty much.

"It's not my thing really to be on steroids, so you have different types of fighters, I guess you could say. Different types of athletes. I think stylistically though, these guys who take steroids, they're a just different crew a lot of times."

Diaz will face Anderson Silva early next year and that is certainly going to be a meeting of two very different styles.

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