<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=450240" target="_blank"> Benson: Guilty by association after PED test fails </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=450240" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=299&y=158&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=donald-cerrone-cowboy-benson-henderson-01-05-2015-20-36-10-867.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>The testing fro PEDs in mixed martial arts recently got more sophisticated, and confirmed what the hardcore fanbase has long understood - it is a massive problem. There are however clean fighters too, and they are tarred by association, and they are not happy.</p>
"Guilty by association," said Henderson. "It's not a good look for the UFC fighters to consistently pop up positive, positive, positive, for all these PEDs. It's a bad look for the sport. It's a bad look for us fighters. I have to defend myself for doing drugs? I'm not the last guy, but I shouldn't have to defend myself from doing drugs.
"We all know I don't, I know I don't, but the fact that I have to defend myself because of guilt by association, I don't think that's the way it should be."
"Those PED's, I can understand from a competitor's aspect, all the true competitors know what it's like to do anything - 'I'm going to run through that wall if it gives me that much more of an edge over my competitors' - but then there's lines. There's lines you cannot cross. You cannot cross this line. It's a touchy, iffy, weird subject."
"What you need to do is get your PEW and PEC -- a performance enhancing wife and a performance enhancing coach," said Henderson with a smile. "I've got both of those so I'm good."
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