For our feature interview this week on the FightWorks Podcast we headed out and travelled up to the North County Fight Club in Carlsbad, California to sit down with UFC fighter Jason Lambert, who defeated Renato “Babalu” Sobral in his last UFC appearance and recently signed a contract to fight against Wilson Gouveia at UFC 76. Lambert discusses what it’s like competing against taller opponents, his thoughts on the Tito Ortiz vs. Rashad Evans fight, his hobby when he’s not fighting, and much more.
The topic of performance enhancing drugs has been a source of major controversy in 2007, culminating in last week’s revelation that both Hermes Franca and Sean Sherk tested positive for steroids, and word from MMA icon Royce Gracie that he will not challenge the California State Athletic Commission’s test results showing that he also used steroids. Prominent authors around the web have sounded off on the matter, from Sherdog’s Josh Gross, FightOpinion’s Zach Arnold, to No Holds Barred’s Eddie Goldman.
Here at the FightWorks Podcast, we sit down with Kid Peligro and discuss the trend. Kid has written four books alongside Royce Gracie and gives us his thoughts on the allegations against Royce. In addition to getting Kid’s thoughts on the rise of steroid use in MMA, we discuss its prevalence in submission grappling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
FightWorks Podcast cohost Dan also joins us and briefs us on nandrolone, which appears to be a commonly abused steroid based on recent test results.