Chael Sonnenformer fighter of the UFCaccused the star of los angeles lakers of consuming prohibited substances to maintain a good physical condition in the nba.
The substance that he would be using, according to the indications, is erythropoietinalso know as EPOwhich allows athletes to have better physical performance.
“We have the same drug guy, I know exactly what he is taking”were the words of the former mixed martial arts fighter.
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This substance allows the athlete to increase his concentration of red blood cells; and the muscles receive more oxygen from the same amount of blood, thus working more efficiently and delaying the onset of fatigue.
“Other basketball players who hear what LeBron does will say it doesn’t matter. If you knew what these performance enhancers do, you would know that it matters. EPO matters, it’s the reason LeBron takes it. EPO increases your red blood cells, which gives you more stamina to play the whole game,” Sonnen said.
On the other hand, the substance is usually used in patients with severe anemia that can be caused by kidney failure.
At the moment LeBron is sidelined with a tendon injury in his right foot awaiting reevaluation.