7/29/2016 5:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The UFC is cracking down on PED usage in a way boxing DESPERATELY needs … that’s according to former boxing World Champ Paulie Malignaggi … who says it’s HIS sport that needs a scrubbing.
We got Paulie — the former junior welterweight and welterweight champ of the world — in NY training for his big Showtime PPV fight against Gabriel Bracero on Saturday and asked him about recent drug scandals in combat sports.
A fair share of those have gone down in the UFC … where high-profile guys, like Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones, have been popped just recently for doping.
Paulie’s been a vocal critic of PED use in boxing for a long time … but given recent history it’s still interesting to hear him say that it’s HIS sport … and not the UFC … that has the real problem.
Check it out.