Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Forrest Griffin

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    Match 3 of the MT MMA Tournament. If anyone is confused about the way it works, here is the link explaining the boxing tournament, the rules are the same just a different sport.

    Martial Talk Boxing Tournament With Poll/Bracket

    The only change will be (excluding this one) each friday I will post the new matchup, and each wednesday I will announce the winner.

    This is the bracket listing, for anyone curious MartialTalk MMA Tournament - Challonge

    The match is Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Forrest Griffin
    Have your say: Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Forrest Griffin
     
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    Forrest without a doubt. A true legend who helped make the sport what it is. A hard worker and very humble guy
     
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    I love Forrest Griffin, one of my all time favorite fighters and UFC personality. And, in my opinion, a great representative of Mixed Martial Arts in general, regardless of the organization.

    But if he ever fought Kazushi Sakuraba, I would give him only one piece of advice.

     
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    Kazushi
     
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    Also to add I can never vote for a guy who spent their career in Japan. Almost all of those guys were juiced to the grills
     
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    A valid point, but if you follow Sakuraba's career it's pretty clear he didn't use PEDs.
     
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    An interesting question I've considered recently. If you're in a league where everyone juices, and you juice, does that negate your ability/being a sportsman? You're not getting any advantage over your competition if they're all doing it as well...
     
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    Yes it does because there's no way to know if everyone is or not and it's still wrong. 2 wrongs don't make a right. As a martial artist if you have to cheat to succeed to me that makes you a fake and a fraud and it makes you a coward because you're not confident in your own skills so you need to juice.

    Ive fought guys who 100% juiced I've beaten a few and a few have beaten me but I would never drop to their level. Whatever I achieve its based on my own ability so when I look back on everything I've done I can say everything I achieved was from my talents and my hard work. The guys who juice can't say that no matter what excuses they make for themselves it's cheating
     
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    Bet you'd say the same about Royce gracie but he still failed for steroids
     
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    What if it's allowed? Then it's no longer cheating, any more than lifting weights now would be
     
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    It's still cheating. Trt wasn't illegal before but that doesn't mean people like vitor Belfort weren't cheating. I don't see how any martial artist could even begin to condone using steroids for fighting. A sport which is dangerous enough as it is
     
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    Not referring to the danger aspect, that' another story. But if something is not illegal, and an established part of fight prep, how would it be cheating?
     
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    But it is illegal everywhere it's just that Japan's drug testing is so garbage it allows most to get away with it but its still illegal
     
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    That's not what my question is about, it' a hypothetical that if steroids were legal/regularly used would it be an issue if someone chose to do so?
     
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    Sakuraba wins, 4-3!
     
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    It would be a requirement.
     
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    Steroids were actually encourage in Pride. That's why the UFC bought them. So it's history would be some what credible.
     
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    Ah i missed this one . ah well . Would have voted for sakuraba .
     
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