Strikeforce: Houston was the equivalent of a free roam session in Red Dead Redemption. Whatever law that one would normally assume would be associated with mixed martial arts was rolled up, dipped in confusion and promptly kicked out the door. If complexity ever came to one focal point in 2010, then it was undoubtedly inside the Toyota Center for KJ Noons vs. Jorge Gurgel. Late punches were being thrown after the bell, illegal knees were being used unbeknownst to the referee and throughout that cyclone of irresponsible nonsense we saw Jorge Gurgel get knocked out like six times within two rounds. It was as if Gurgel’s head was constantly in the state of asking his body ‘What the hell is happening to me?‘. However, above all else we witnessed an anomaly that virtually no one predicted: King Mo losing his Strikeforce Light Heavyweight belt to Feijao.
Since then, Feijao lost his Strikeforce belt in his first title defense against Dan Henderson, rebounded with a massive win over Mike Kyle last year, and then was subsequently banned by the California State Athletic Comission (CSAC) due to testing positive for stanozolol. Now in an interview with Brazil’s Globe Esporte, Feijao has accused the commission of manipulating his own urine sample.
The organizers wanted to harm me. I had conducted a test in Brazil a week before the fight. I would not be so stupid to take any banned substance, the type of anabolic they claimed I took in fact makes a person gain weight (hum…I’m not so sure about it). I’m already a heavyweight, would not take that.
The urine sample was manipulated. When the form was submitted, it was dated on May 18, 2012, but in reality the sample was collected a day later on may 19. When we checked the form more carefully, we saw that there was another mistake. The collection was made at the HP Pavilion, where the event was held, but in the form it says collection was made at the hotel where we were staying.
If any of you capable of reading Portugese, you can check out the entire interview right here. Props to Furiosozen for the translation.