You ever get sick of talking about drugs? Not psychedelics or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. I’m talking TRT, HGH, and all the other boring crap everyone is supposedly using in professional sports. I’m so tired of it, I’m not even going to mention the Natural’s stance on the issue in his latest interview with Submission Radio. You want to figure that out, you sicko? Go put on some headphones and do some audio hunting for a roided-up Waldo yourself.
SPOILER: he doesn’t think more than a handful of guys use them.
Couldn’t help myself there. Whatever, it’s muscle memory. Drug use in MMA is like politics and religion at Thanksgiving dinner. It’s your responsibility as a self-loathing fan to talk about it, Tweet a condemnation, and take a nap.
But now, the theoretically exciting news. According to a partial transcript of the interview by Jesse Holland of MMA Mania, Randy Couture says he’s open to grappling Fedor Emelianenko at Metamoris. Yes, Metamoris, the no-punches –allowed replacement for Pride freak shows. A place where a guy who is in the middle of a punitive drug scandal can get a nice roll in against a world champion. That’s exactly the sort of place where the Natural should be trying his ground game against a retired Last Emperor.
“That would be interesting and certainly given the time to prepare and get back up into good, solid grappling and wrestling shape, that would be a lot of fun and I think, you know,” he said. “I’m not sure how active Fedor is at this stage, you know him being retired as well, but I’m certainly no opposed to an idea like that.”
But does it matter, really? This is Metamoris, the Wild West of combat sports. A company that still has to “do a lot of research and work” before “accurately defining [its] stance” on PED use. Maybe Ralek is doing us a favor and just giving us a break from all this constant droning on about drugs. Yes, the issue is important. But a long weekend off would be nice. And anyone vs. Fedor. That would be even better.