Bellator’s Johnny Eblen Disagrees Gordon Ryan’s View on Steroids: “Just Stay Away From That S*it”
Bellator’s current middleweight titleholder, Johnny Eblen, has recently expressed his disapproval of performance-enhancing (PEDs) drug usage. He shared his views openly on social media regarding the use of PEDs in the world of mixed martial arts.
His viewpoint is a direct counter to Gordon Ryan’s opinion. UFC Legend Gordon Ryan shared that UFC could be more exciting if it adopts a more lenient approach towards steroids. Bellator mentioned:
I just don’t think it’s a good way to promote athletes to do this type of stuff, because you have to understand athletes have a big influence on kids and young athletes, and even college athletes.
I just don’t think it’s a route that is sustainable for the long run, for people’s health, and just for sport.
Eblen expressed his worries about the promotion of steroid usage in the MMA Hour and the social media post:
Don’t get me wrong, the guy’s amazing at what he does. Gordon is the best of the best.
I just don’t agree with him on a certain point when it comes to PEDs.
I’m just anti-PED, I just don’t think it’s good for humans, especially for kids to be doing that s*it.
He stressed the fact that it will have a negative impact on the young generation:
You might have the influence to have a kid do it, and that might ruin their life in the long run.
They might end up a train wreck later on, so that’s just kind of my viewpoint on it, I don’t agree with it, and I’m pretty much anti-PED and just stay away from that s*it.