MacDonald Accuses Lawler of PED Use
UFC 189 witnessed what may be one of the greatest fights in UFC history. That night, Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald engaged in a five-round slugfest until Lawler rose victorious, retaining the UFC Welterweight Title.
But this past week, MacDonald, who now competes in Bellator, admitted he doesn’t believe his loss that night was a clean one. According to MacDonald, the ability that Lawler had to keep taking punishment and pressing forward may have been less heart and more performance enhancers.
“He never slowed down. I would hurt him and his output was high, high, high and he never really lost power and endurance. He just kept the pace and kept the power no matter how hurt or tired he was. He always was recovered very fast. It made me very suspicious.”
MacDonald says it’s not a matter of him crying over spilled milk. He points to a drug test Lawler took around the time of that fight. High Luteinizing Hormone and other irregularities were found, but subsequent measures found clean readings for the former UFC welterweight champion.
Furthermore, MacDonald went on to say that while he does not think everyone at American Top Team is cheating, he has heard things that tying the team to performance enhancers.
“I didn’t call so and so and so and so someone who was on performance-enhancing drugs. I don’t have an issue with whatever. Someone asked me, ‘Do I think Robbie Lawler is on steroids?’ Yeah, I do. That’s it.”
MacDonald challenges Douglas Lima in January for the Bellator Welterweight Championship.
Original Story: MMA Fighting