Pro bodybuilder Greg Doucette claims UFC's Israel Adesanya is on PEDs - Dexerto
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Pro bodybuilder Greg Doucette claims UFC’s Israel Adesanya is on PEDs

Published: 2/Oct/2020 7:12 Updated: 2/Oct/2020 12:04

by Daniel Cleary

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IFBB bodybuilder and fitness YouTuber Greg Doucette has accused UFC Middleweight Champion, Israel Adesanya, of taking performance-enhancing drugs, after he defended his title against Paulo Costa.

The UFC or ‘Ultimate Fighting Championship’ recently held yet another event, UFC 253, on September 27, with a stacked ‘Fight Island’ card in Abu Dhabi.

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The main event saw two undefeated fighters, Israel Adesanya and rising Brazilian star Paulo Costa, contend for the middleweight title. The reigning champ won the bout in dominant fashion, with a second round TKO.

However, despite the Stylebender’s successful title defense, Adesanya was met with a lot of criticism following the fight, particularly from popular personalities in the fitness world, who were suspicious of the Nigerian’s physique.

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Having competed as a professional kickboxer since 2010, Israel Adesanya has had an impressive record as an athlete even before signing to the UFC. But, pro bodybuilder Greg Doucette claimed he spotted something in his recent bout that suggested he was taking PEDs.

During Docuette’s latest installment of ‘Natty or Not,’ a popular series where he analyzes an athlete to determine whether they are natural, the fitness coach claimed that Adesanya has Gynecomastia, a common physical side-effect seen with PED users.

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“Adesanya is so cocky, he thinks he’s so good it’s unbelievable, meanwhile he’s cheating.” he claimed, “He is cheating for sure.”

The side effect, which is seen around the pectoral muscles in those who use different forms of hormone therapy, suggested to Doucette that he may have been taking testosterone ahead of his fight.

After pointing out the difference in Adesanya’s physique with photos from only a year prior, Doucette claimed that he was “sure” he had cheated, and revealed that there were ways for the drugs to leave your body quickly, which would prevent USADA and the UFC from discovering any use of PEDs.

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However, it is worth noting that while Doucette seemed confident in his claims, there are other ways for this bizarre attribute to appear such as with drastic changes in body weight, so it is difficult to be completely sure.

Adesanya has not responded to the claims from Greg Doucette or those from other fitness influencers who have highlighted his recent physique.

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Future reveals insane custom Chevrolet truck

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:00

by Kieran Bicknell

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Rapper Future has had an incredible career spanning over several decades. In that time, he’s risen through the ranks to become a household name in the rap/hip-hop genres. Now, he’s revealed the latest addition to his garage in the form of this crazy one-off Chevrolet Blazer.

Future – real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn – is an American rap artist from Atlanta, Georgia. In his time as a musician, he has amassed a number of awards and released several critically-acclaimed albums and tracks.

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With a car collection including Lamborghinis, Rolls-Royces, and Bentleys, he has now revealed his latest addition.

Standing out from his collection of ‘typical’ exotic cars, Future has now taken delivery of his custom-commissioned Chevrolet K5 Blazer truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

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Future Custom K5 Blazer
Instagram: @hre_wheels
Future commissioned the custom truck from renowned tuners RingBrothers.

Future’s new Ringbrothers Chevy K5 Blazer

This fully-restored, one-off build looks absolutely incredible and will stand out among Future’s other ‘stock’ cars. Finished in British Racing Green, this is a color that was not available from factory, and was used only for his personal build.

The exterior has been left mostly stock other than the color change, but the front headlights have been upgraded to LED units. Not only have the headlights been changed, but also the wheels – the stock items being replaced by a set of 18″ gold HRE wheels.

Inside, the car has been completely re-trimmed in brown leather, with a number of embossed logos throughout. The factory analog dials have been refreshed, but a 10″ touchscreen has been fitted to the dash. This is coupled to an uprated JL audio system – a key upgrade for a musician such as Future.

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Future unveiled the truck on his Instagram:

Underneath the hood is the biggest upgrade to the car – a complete engine and transmission swap. The stock motor has been ditched for a 6.2l LS3 V8, coupled to an uprated GM automatic transmission. With 430hp on tap, Future will have plenty of fun driving this custom truck around.

RingBrothers co-owner Mike Ring is justifiably proud of the result: “We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this.”

“We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”

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