Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya spoke out about the steroid use allegations he faced due to his swollen pec after UFC 253. At the UFC 276 pre-fight press conference, Adesanya issued a curious challenge to anyone who questions his commitment to fighting clean as allegations that he uses steroids are still being heard.
He said “Look, I will give $3 million to anyone who could ever have concrete evidence that I even know what the f*** I am doing with steroids or how to take steroids. I promise you, $3 million if you find anyone who has concrete evidence that I’ve ever even purchased, touched or done any kind of performance-enhancing drugs.”
“This is easy. It’s easy to talk and type online, but really, it got to me a little bit after the Costa fight, because I was like, ‘these f****** c**** are just trying to take away my greatness,’ because I had a f****** spectacular performance, and I’m like, how the f*** are you going to try to take that away with accusations based on nothing? So I’m like, yeah, pull up. $3 million. I know you don’t have that in the bank. I do.”