Mousasi Blasts Bellator And Their Drug Testing
Gegard Mousasi seems to not be mad that he lost the Bellator Middleweight title, but he does have concerns that new champion Rafael Lovato Jr, may have been chemically enhanced for their fight last month.
“I saw a picture of (Lovato Jr.) that did not look natural,” Mousasi said on the “Vechtersbazen Podcast” aired by the Dutch-language Spike. “(Coker) told me that he would get back at me and call me. I didn’t hear anything back.”
“(Lovato Jr) been tested three or four times in the last 18 months, and he’s always come out clean,” Coker told MMA Junkie in regards Mousasi’s comments. “His test results yesterday were clean. We go by the testing of the commission or (Mike) Mazzulli, and that’s it. But for him to say he (texted) me and I ignored him, that’s inaccurate.”
Mousasi feels Lovato Jr was “100 percent” on a performance enhancer for their fight in London, while the regulator for that event, the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation’s head, Mike Mazzulli, has maintained Lovato Jr. was in-fact 100 percent clean.
“Even though (Mazzulli) comes in and does testing for us, if somebody got busted – and I don’t know how many there are – he’s regulated them and said, ‘This is your penalty,’” Coker said of Bellator’s process that relies on Mazzulli and state regulators. “But we don’t make the penalty call. That’s done by the commission, because the way the UFC does it, you’re judge, jury and executioner, and I don’t think that works, because it’s a conflict of interest at that point.
“Until there’s a federal body that comes in and regulates the sport, and does all the testing independently – truly independently – I think this is the right way to go.”
Report: MMA Junkie