Social media has been abuzz with the revelation that the Liver King is taking steroids, a lot of steroids. A leaked emails shows that one of the most famous proponents of leading a natural lifestyle is far from natural himself.

In fact The Liver King, who encourages his followers to eat nothing but raw meat, is spending around $11,000 USD a month on performance enhancing drugs according to leaked emails:

Ancestral living

This might come as a shock to anyone who has been following the Liver King’s advice and attempting to live like one of their ancestors. He claimed his physique came through a diet and lifestyle which seems to be largely inspired by stone age men.

On the Liver King’s website he encourages followers to ‘live ancestrally’,

By living ancestrally, we overcome obstacles between ourselves and true health and happiness. We rewrite the mismatch between who we are and the environment in which we live.

One person who was not convinced is ONE Championship, UFC and Bellator veteran Eddie Alvarez. In face he contacted the Liver King a year ago to accuse him, rather bluntly, of being on steroids:

Detailed response

While Alvarez wasn’t the first person to point out that the Liver King’s physique didn’t look like it had been achieved naturally his status as a former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion probably helped him to get an actual response. Brian Johnson, the 45 year old who declared himself the Liver King, replied in detail to Alvarez.

He went on record as denying that he had ever used performance enhancing drugs:

Prioritize, execute and dominate

In the wake of what, by bodybuilding standards, is a massive scandal Alvaraz decided to publicize the Liver King’s response. It is not the first time that he has publicly denied being a PED user.

Having been accused of using PEDs on a Barstool Sports podcast he replied that,

“I’ll be honest, I take PEDs: I prioritize, execute and dominate every fucking morning.”

The Liver King has amassed 1.7 million Instagram followers and this morning be shared a video of himself shirtless and holding an eagle. The comments won’t have made good reading for the 45 year old.

Interestingly the Liver King elected to ignore all the comments about PED use while responding to anyone who left a message along the lines of ‘you’re such a beast’. It seems like business as usual for the online celebrity but a lot of people, including Eddie Alvarez, aren’t impressed.