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Gegard Mousasi takes aim at Lyoto Machida fans: ‘The truth hurts’

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It’s not everyday in the fight game that someone gets to say ‘I told you so,’ but Gegard Mousasi was able to do exactly that when Lyoto Machida was yanked from a fight last month at UFC on FOX 19 for admitting use of a banned substance.

Machida told representatives of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that he used a supplement that contained the substance DHEA, which USADA classifies as an “anabolic agent.” The revelation came less than two months after Mousasi accused of Machida of greasing and steroid use in an explosive interview after UFC Fight Night 84.

Not surprisingly, Mousasi felt vindicated by the result — though he was also mystified by how many fans directed their anger at him rather than Machida.

“I think sometimes I say things, and when it’s the truth, still people are going to complain,” Mousasi said Monday on The MMA Hour. “You don’t like the truth? You want me to tell you something you like, just because you want to hear it? You want me to say, ‘oh Machida, he beat me, he’s such a fair fighter?’ I don’t know what people want to hear. They don’t like to hear the truth. They are so stupid.

“It’s ridiculous. Of course the USADA testing is coming, people are not going to use the typical, I don’t know, steroids or whatever. They’re going to use replacements. I’m not a rocket scientist, but I knew that was a banned substance, so he should’ve known also. And that supplement doesn’t do anything for you probably. I don’t know, from what I’ve read it’s for old people or something. So I don’t know. I think justice is being served.”

Mousasi lost a five-round decision to Machida in Feb. 2014. The fight was Mousasi’s ….View full article

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