As UFC 196 comes closer, Nate Diaz’ coach, Richard Perez has something to say about Conor McGregor and he openly thinks that ‘the Notorious’ is using PEDs or better known as steroids.
“I sure do believe that [he’s on steroids], heck yeah,” said Perez.
This accusation of Perez was on his thought since McGregor tried to go from 155 to 170 in just a few weeks prior to his fight.
“Some guys, they get busted – and to be honest with you, I know McGregor has got to be on some kind of steroids. He’s pretty big, and then all of a sudden [he’s] jumping to 170? Yeah there’s no way, because I mean, he was supposed to be fighting at 155.”
More so, Perez believes that in just a short span of time, a person can’t gain weight – plainly muscle – that fast.
“So if you think about it, he was focusing on training at 155. He only had two weeks to go. And all of a sudden he’s gonna jump to 170? So no, there’s something going on.”
Also during the UFC 196 press conference, his fighter Nate Diaz opened up that Conor can be on steroids but Perez read ‘the Notorious’ reactions to be a defensive mechanism.
“When Nathan mentioned it to him, he got defensive, he got angry. If somebody would have told me that I was fighting and he told me, you know, steroids, I would laugh and say, “yeah give me some more steroids, heck yeah, ah ha sure.” But he got defensive and mad, you know, “I’m not on steroids, I’m not on steroids!” You know, he was like trying to defend himself. So that, just his actions and the way he talked, there’s something behind that.”