Next weekend, Rory MacDonald is set to put his Bellator welterweight title on the line when he takes on Jon Fitch in the opening round of the welterweight Grand Prix. It will be the main event of Bellator 220 but Zahabi expects some cheating to be happening.
Speaking to DAZN, Zahabi believes Fitch is on steroids and will be for the fight.
“That’s why he had a resurgence,” Zahabi told DAZN. “He’s better now than he was before because of his steroids. He had a dip, and then he had a surge.”
“In my opinion, let’s be honest: He’s a cheater,” Zahabi continued. “We’re not a group of guys playing golf here. We’re not playing soccer here. We’re hitting each other; we’re not hitting baseballs. We’re hitting each other. It’s highly immoral. It’s a crime in my opinion. Truth of the matter is, he’s not as good as people think he is. He’s really just a cheater.”
Zahabi believes Fitch, who once tested positive back in 2015, is on them again given Bellator doesn’t have any drug testing except for the week of the fight. Which, Zahabi believes is easy enough to get around.
“This is a highly objectable contest, because I know, I feel that for sure if he did it in 2015, here we are in 2019, and he has a title fight, of course, he’s going to do it,” Zahabi said. “But we don’t have USADA or VADA testing in Bellator. We only have the testing of the week of the fight, which is very easy to get around. So in my opinion, Fitch is not an authentic fighter.”
In the end, Zahabi is adamant Fitch is on steroids and will be for the title fight. He has no respect for the former WSOF champion.
“This guy is a coward,” Zahabi said. “He’s a cheater. At the end of the day, he’s a true coward. In my opinion, he’s not a good fighter. He’s not a competent fighter. He really is just a guy on a lot of juice – he’s a good wrestler, I’ll give him that. But really he really is just a guy on a lot of juice. … The truth of the matter is, he can’t win without it. That’s the truth.”