Bobby Green, who is returning after a six-month USADA suspension for testing positive for Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), has accused Islam Makhachev of taking steroids from an extremely young age.
Importantly, Green was suspicious why Mahkachev’s failed drug test in 2016 (before his fight with Drew Dober) wasn’t analyzed with more scrutiny:
I was f*cking around on my YouTube right, and I found this little video and it said Islam had a little trouble with drugs. But I don’t see people talking about him.
He was saying that when he first came over, his school that trained him in Russia, they just gave him vitamins. They’ve been doing this since…. who knows when?
Imagine if you gave someone steroids form the age of 10, 12, 13, 14, 15; how strong you would be… He [Makhachev] was really strong; it makes sense now… I move with thousands of guys, that was interesting.
I told my coach: “There was something interesting about Islam. I felt it. It’s just not human.” It makes sense [now].
He then commented on what he believes a more “liberal” approach to training from Russians:
Russia’s been banned from the Olympics. Their country’s a little more okay with the drug use.
We’re on the strenuous drug stuff over here. They’re a little bit different. They’re behind their fighter. They want them to be stronger, they want them to be more manly. Over here, we don’t.
Imagine if I could do that. I would kill everybody.