Bobby Green, the American mixed martial artist, has accused Brazilian mixed martial artist Rafael Souza dos Anjos of doping. The lightweight contender said it was rather obvious that Anjos was using something as he was able to perform even though he was struggling with an injured knee.
Green said it is almost unreal that Dos Anjos goes five rounds non-stop and takes every shot like nothing. Green went on to suggest that Anjos made use of performance enhancing drugs in preparation for the contest and compared Anjos's recent winning streak to that of noted steroid user Barry Bonds during his run to the all-time homerun crown of Major League Baseball. Green said he sparred with him personally and there is something a little bit different there and went on to remark that it is like how Barry Bonds started hitting home runs.
Anjos (24-7 MMA, 13-5 UFC) said he was really very surprised that Bobby Green (23-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) said what he said and added that Bobby came to train with us before, and he was very supportive at the time, saying that he was a big fan of mine. Rafael Dos Anjos insisted things will be much different if Bobby Green ever wanders into his gym again. Rafael added it is a frustrated attempt of Bobby to promote himself and also said that everybody now wants to try something but you can't only talk, you have to work. The Brazilian mixed martial artist said if Bobby’s star doesn't shine then he should not try and extinguish his star.
Rafael Dos Anjos defeated Anthony Pettis who was touted as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport by unanimous decision at UFC 185. With this win, Dos Anjos went on to become the seventh lightweight titleholder in the history of Ultimate Fighting Championship. The fight, which lasted for a full 25 minutes, also saw Dos Anjos becoming the first UFC Brazilian lightweight champion.
Rafael dos Anjos, is #8 in official UFC pound-for-pound rankings, as of April 15, 2015. Anjos is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Aldo "Caveirinha" Januário and has trained since 2009 in Muay Thai under the tutelage of the team at Evolve MMA under Kru Chatri Sityodtong. Dos Anjos made his debut at Ultimate Fighting Championship losing to Jeremy Stephens at UFC 91. In his second UFC fight, Anjos met Tyson Griffin at UFC Fight Night 18 where he lost by unanimous decision but this bout showcasing the heart, skill, and technique of both fighters was awarded Fight of the Night honors. On August 23, 2014, Dos Anjos headlined UFC Fight Night 49 against Benson Henderson where he the fight via knockout in the first round to become the first and only man to stop Henderson by strikes and helped him his first Performance of the Night bonus award.
Dos Anjos has always credited Evolve MMA and Kings MMA in California for transforming him from a struggling UFC lightweight to the division’s dominant fighter. Anjos recently said he could not reach to the top without help from Evolve and his title belongs to both Kings MMA and Evolve MMA.