It takes one to know one.
UFC legend Chael Sonnen believes that, not only was Mike Tyson using performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) during his prime, but that the former heavyweight boxing champion will be using PEDs for his upcoming exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr. on Nov. 28, which will see ‘Iron Mike’ return to the boxing ring for the first time in 15 years.
Sonnen, who tested positive for PEDs while in the UFC, is basing his claim on Tyson’s recent shock admission to using baby urine to fool the boxing commission in the past.
“It’s very hard to come clean and in many ways, this was Tyson’s attempt to come clean,” Sonnen said. “Not only was Tyson using performance enhancers, he’s using performance enhancers right now. He will go into the Roy Jones fight on performance enhancers right now.”
“Jon Jones used to try to pull this one. He was using c***ine but sweared he never used PED’s then he fails multiple PED’s tests but guys the logic just isn’t there…so you’re trying to tell us that you’re willing to use a drug that could alter your state of mind and/or overdose/ kill you. For sure would make you lose your license and could imprison you. But you weren’t willing to use something that could help you. They’re both against the rules, one is not even illegal, by law.” (Transcribed by Essentially Sports)
Tyson will take on Jones Jr. on Nov. 28 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.