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Bas Rutten reacts to CSAC drug report

By Zach Arnold | April 5, 2007

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Like Cesar Gracie, Bas Rutten states his frustration online towards the California State Athletic Commission. Full-page view gets you Rutten’s personal statement. One interesting item in his statement is his claim that he has video that will back him up in defense of some of the charges.

The statement posted on Sherdog:

Yo, yo, yo!
Here is a piece that I send to MMAWEEKLY, they wanted to me to come on the radio, the same as Sherdog, but I feel that its totall BS what the commission did so I didn’t want to give it time, but, just to keep you guys up dated, here is what I wrote, and its the truth. Morphine? No freaking way, I don’t even know how to get that shit (like my Doctor would give me that, he knew I was going to fight), here it is…… I added a little to make you better understand.
This is to Mick Hammond.
________________________________________ ________________________________________ ______
Hey there Mick!

OK, here we go, otherwise people might think that I am a painkiller/morphine addict.

Check this out also, because they made up a story about this.
I was going to get an injection in my chest from my Doctor just before the fight.
The injection in the chest was for my pulled rib, I had to pay $59 to get my Doctor in the dressing room (so they KNEW that he was going to do it, I told them for what it was), but than when he came in it was suddenly against the rules? That was a rip off; they just made an extra $59!
Than they made up a story that I tried to sneak my Doctor in to put a shot in my chest and that they caught me with that?
This is why I am still in conflict with them because they make stuff up and I don’t approve that of course and if I have to, I go in front of the whole commission with this.

BUT….this was the best for me because apparently they forgot that they were filming a documentary on me, so I have it all on film!
The room is 15 by 15 feet big, there is an inspector there also, how can I sneak a Doctor in there and he’s going to shoot me up, plus for the documentary we wanted to put it on film? That’s just not possible, but just to make sure, we have it on film so they can take a look at that.

The prescription painkiller.
A pulled rib, torn ACL and meniscus, plus a torn groin muscle. That was a nice little package that I had and a painkiller would help sleep also with that (that’s what my family Doctor told me and gave to me, so I thought it would be NOT tested, if I knew, I would have never done it, I even showed the bottle to the inspector in my dressing room).
Than I took a Norco around 1 PM on the day of the fight, because the bottle says “take every 6 hours” this way I thought it would not have an effect on me anymore since that stuff slows your reflexes down, my fight was going to be around 9PM, so that would give it 2 hours extra.

They didn’t say anything about Benadryl and the Morphine, but I can tell you that I didn’t take morphine 100%, it was also not in the letter that I received from them, same as for the Benadryl, I didn’t take that either. Maybe Norco is morphine related or something? One thing for sure, I NEVER took morphine, and Benadryl, common, WTF? I didn’t have a cold and like that would help me…..

As for Marijuana with the other fighters, what’s up with that he? Why would they test for that? If you fight on all that stuff (marijuana, painkillers, valium) and win, they should actually give you an extra price because you have no reflexes! Haha!
But I think that I came up with something that they (The commission) can use.
They should tell you that these drugs (marijuana, painkillers, valium etc.) are illegal because they (the drugs) put yourself in danger. Your reaction slows down and you might get hurt more easily by your opponent, and since they are there for the safety of the fighters……. See? Now people understand why it’s illegal.
I always thought that they were going to test you for performance enhancing drugs like, cocaine, speed, steroids, etc, not for the ones that slow you down.
Tell me, who would think they would test for stuff like that?

That’s it Mick! Have a good one!


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10 Responses to “Bas Rutten reacts to CSAC drug report”

  1. Nick says:

    So Bas isn’t actually denying the positive testing for anything except the morphine and Benadryl?

    It sounds interesting how they knew he was doing some of it in front of them and then call him out after the show is over, but it also sounds like the meat of Ruttens argument is:

    I didn’t know they tested for these -> I took ’em -> I’m unhappy I got caught

    The fact they aren’t performance enhancing, and that the commission was in his dressing room aren’t really justifying getting caught out.

  2. klown says:

    Testing for marijuana is fucking retarded and must cease NOW.

  3. The Citizen says:

    Hey guys lets make this clear. The athletic commission is completely misguided on what mma is. I feel they view it as a another boxing regime, so they are playing by boxing rules. We all know what Royce did to the boxer in UFC 1 (1 glove, 1 fist!) so I’m hoping the CA Athletic Commission will get its act together quickly. They are a business, so I dont expect them to stop. My overall conern is that they will run the thing into the ground because they mucked up boxing pretty good already.

    Marijuanna is a light hallucinagen that does slow you down and calms you out. Relaxing the muscles could be something fighters are interested in, especially after knocking their bones after a match. In California, medicinal herb is ok with a card, and you can buy as much as you want.

    It just sounds like to me that there is still too much old guard sitting on the commission. Time to go home boys, take a cold shower and call it a day. MMA is here to stay.

    Call your buddies in NY and tell them we want Fedor – Cro-Cop in Madison Square Garden. On New Years Fucking Eve! Bodog has already done the advertising for you by putting up Fedor Lindland posters all over Manhattan — so UFC if you are listening — lets buck up and show that you can put on a truly premiere event.

    Now with Yakuza money I believe you can pull this off.


  4. Zach Arnold says:

    This site does not encourage yakuza involvement in the fight game. Thank you.

  5. The Citizen says:

    I agree with you Zack. While I do not encourage it, all monies donated to the cause of exciting MMA events should be welcome. It is not for us to decide whether this is good or bad. I cannot speak for other fans, but I myself want the best matchups, the best rules no matter who is throwing the party.

  6. Euthyphro says:

    I don’t even understand who he’s saying has Yakuza money here. That post just made no sense. Although, I did appreciate the “Banzai!!!!!”

  7. iain says:

    Yakuza money is good for underpayed fighters. Today I finished my full body tattoo to run a kareoke racket in nagoya. Apparently Sakuraba is Yakuza but he wears a body suit to hide the swee tats. Small joint manipulation is illegal in Pride because Takada wants the fingers to still be around to cut them off if ever he needs to. Mr I is actually Yuji Shimada.

    This is the inside scoop. UFC will fail in one year. This is super good for mma.

  8. Zach Arnold says:

    Stay on the post topic at hand, please…

  9. Jonathan says:

    It seems to me that Rutten got caught…and that he is spinning alot of stuff to cover it up. I cannot for the life of me understand why the CSAC would do what Bas is claiming?

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