"I'm ready to just get it back in. I'm nice with the hands, I'm a throwback fighter, and I got a great trainer and that's what I rely on, period. There ain't a pill you can swallow or a shot that you can take that will make you a good fighter, and that's what I have always relied on. It was proven that it was the doctor's wrongdoing, it was in writing, and that's why I won the judgment. The facts were put out on that. It's out now and I'm gonna try and put it behind me
I'm ready to get back in there and continue my legacy and continue on my path of being great," stated undefeated lightweight contender Mickey Bey, who talked about his fine and suspension, his future plans, and much more. Check it out!
PC: Everyone was asking why we didn't report on the positive test, but you know me, I like to get it from the horse's mouth. You had your hearing and the commission ruled in your favor. How does it feel to be justified in that aspect?
MB: I was victimized, period. People might not want to go back and admit it now because they put a lot of things out about me in the beginning, but it's in writing that I was the victim. I'm still not happy. No way I should be happy. I'm glad the commission did their job and saw all of the facts. We had the hearing and we had all of the facts laid out and the verdict was plain and simple. I was calm through it all because I knew that once they saw the facts, the truth was the truth. I knew it would be justified because you can't deny what the doctor writes down and the facts, and when we got that, I already knew what time it was. But I was highly aggravated and depressed and I'm still not all the way back to normal yet. I'm traumatized from that BS. You know me and we talk all of the time about life and the sport of boxing.
PC: Well, I know when I was around you last, you were sick and refused to take cold meds and relied on vitamin C drinks to get rid of it, so it was hard for me to believe that you would do this for sure.
MB: I'm not knocking doctors or nothing, but I don't deal with them at all. If I was trying to cheat, to be honest, more than likely, I wouldn't have failed the test because cheaters are good at cheating. I don't need to cheat. I have never had a problem. To this day, I never smoked or had a drink. I don't even know what liquor tastes like. We talking about ever! I don't take Tylenol or any of that stuff. I talked to you and you knew how sick I was for weeks, and my camp knew; everybody knew, I just couldn't come out because my lawyers told me not to say anything until after the hearing, but I was sick and depressed over this. I would have done an interview that day. I was in the gym when I heard the news. When I heard it was a positive test, I'm like, "Huh? How can that be?" By me telling you how my career has been as far as the blackballing, I had to be paranoid about that. I didn't know if somebody intentionally paid these people to do this or what. That's how crazy my career been; I had to put that into account. I ain't gonna lie, I was highly depressed and real irritated during the whole process of this for weeks.
PC: I can tell by the way you were texting me back that something was definitely bothering you. Mick, was the hardest part of this whole ordeal not being able to say anything when this first came out?
MB: Oh, it definitely was. To me, that was the worst thing that can be said about me because I'm so against drugs and supplements and sex enhancements or whatever that was supposed to be; whatever that bullshit was. That was the most frustrating part was not being able to come out. It was irritating that I got lied to by a doctor; that was the whole thing. I didn't know the reason for that. I was wondering how something like that could even happen.
PC: So just to confirm things, you went to your hearing and you won.
MB: Yeah, I won the verdict.
PC: And even though you were 30-1 [testosterone level], you feel it didn't help you at all?
MB: Oh no, this is the thing, all of that 30-1 and 100-1 number one, what is that? The funny thing to me is, the doctor was on the phone at the hearing, and I'm sure they had a ton of media people listening in. It would be nice for them to write what they heard. They played hard ball with me. They dug up everything that they could, but it was in writing and the facts were the facts. I clearly stated to the doctor, told him what profession I was in, and asked him if everything was natural because I can't take nothing that's not natural or anything that would make me test positive, and he said, "Yeah, it's all natural." I got him to document that and put it in writing. This wasn't me. I didn't put a gun to their head for them to write it down. So it was the doctor who called in to the hearing that actually said it. They asked why is my so-called levels or whatever it is was high because it was done fairly close to the fight. I only got 3 treatments of it. The guy said that ain't no way that that can increase any kind of power or anything with that little amount of treatment in that little amount of time. They said if I was trying to cheat, I would have been doing it for a lot longer and there would have been a lot more treatments done. This is not my words; this is the commission doctor's words. He also said the only slight advantage that I possibly could have had was a little bit more stamina. But it was a 2 ½ round fight. I'm quoting what one of the commissioners was saying when they were doing the ruling. This is what the doctor said, but it was also repeated by a commissioner. But I'm keeping it real, he did say I could have had a slight stamina advantage, but no strength or power advantage. The fight didn't go the distance, so stamina didn't come into play. So all of that shit is nonsense and it's overrated, and that's why I don't have all of these I ain't one of these dudes that's hiring one of these fake strength trainers and all of this slick BS. I'm an old school fighter that believes in the old school methods. I got a trainer and an assistant trainer and a support team that's in the gym learning the Sweet Science. All of that other BS there ain't no pill or none of that you can follow to get skills. You either can fight or you can't, period, but all of that stuff is nonsense.
PC: You told me you avoided the internet when it came out because you knew what would be said about you. I'm sure you were told some of the things that were said. Was that tough to deal with as well being that you couldn't address it?
MB: Yeah, it was annoying because I don't understand why they thrive so much off of that, but now, people quiet and they don't care to put out the facts that they heard because I'm sure a lot of them was listening in. At the end of the day, I'm ignoring it. This is business for them. Controversy sells to people. People don't care about a fighter at the end of the day, unless they know you personally. And I'm not saying that they got it out for me, whoever wrote it, but it's a business to them, so they like writing about controversy. Even if it's a rumor, they gonna write it to get clicks. Think about it, and this is my favorite musician Michael Jackson. I put it in perspective, just by me having a false rumor out about me like that, it was so depressing and irritating that it made me think. I never believed and it's just my personal opinion, but I never believed Michael Jackson with the kids and stuff like that, and the stuff people said he was doing, and in my personal opinion, I never believed it. Now imagine everybody saying the stuff about him and imagine if it wasn't true. Imagine how fucked up he felt. You wonder why this dude was going crazy and dressing weird and you know how people get, having all of this crazy surgery done and just start acting crazy. Now I see why. Having a false rumor is the worst thing that you can do to a person, for you to have to live with something that's totally not true. I was just thinking about stuff like that; anybody for that matter. You got plenty of prisoners locked up and didn't do it, and they in there for life. It's like the boxer; the cat from Philly [Dewey Bozella]. And my situation not even as big as theirs and I'm depressed and irritated. I ain't wanna go crazy because at the end of the day, I'm still strong and I got a good spirit and I knew everything was genuine and the truth on my end, so I felt like the creator was gonna let that be revealed. There weren't no politics involved if anybody think that. I only talked to Floyd one time since this happened. He got a fight coming up. I told him good luck on his fight and hopefully this is done before his fight and I will holla at him after that. I know I got a genuine spirit and a good heart and that the truth was the truth and it was gonna be revealed.
PC: I'm glad you were justified and now you can move forward because I know how tough this situation was for you. Is there anything else you want to add?
MB: Ah man, I'm ready to just get it back in. I'm nice with the hands, I'm a throwback fighter, and I got a great trainer and that's what I rely on, period. There ain't a pill you can swallow or a shot that you can take that will make you a good fighter, and that's what I have always relied on. It was proven that it was the doctor's wrongdoing, it was in writing, and that's why I won the judgment. The facts were put out on that. It's out now and I'm gonna try and put it behind me. It is behind me, but I'm still it's not like I'm jumping up and down having a celebration party. I knew what time it was. I'm still not fully over it yet. It was traumatizing to hear all of these fake rumors and all of this overrated talk and I could've been Superman with the 30-1. I felt the same way that I always felt, so that's complete nonsense. I'm glad it's behind me and I wanna thank everybody that really know me and got sense to know what time it is with me and know what lifestyle I live, and I'm ready to get back in there and continue my legacy and continue on my path of being great!
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