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UFC 139 video: Kingsbury still putting his faith in former ‘Balco mastermind’ Conte, now a ‘supplement specialist’

Steve Cofield
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There isn't a long line of athletes waiting to work with Stan Conte, but Kyle Kingsbury trusts the guy, many wouldn't touch with a 10-foot pole.

The former Arizona State defensive lineman and UFC veteran continues his journey in the world of mixed martial arts with Barry Bonds' former mixologist at his side.

"Having gone to jail and having four daughters to look after he understands they gave him a slap on the wrist the first go around he's done," said Kingsbury, who first heard Conte's "I'm a changed man" pitch a few years ago. "I believed him right then and there. He's on the up and up."

Conte is still scuffling to find clients. MLB player Marlon Byrd and boxer Nonito Donaire are on the short list of other athletes who jumped on board with the guy who took down the careers of dozens of athletes during the Balco steroid scandal.{ysp:more}

"I'm about forgiveness. I've had to learn to forgive myself. And Kyle was one of the first that found it in his heart to forgive me. He realized there was going to be a stigma attached to me," said Conte.

In the Shoot Media video, Kingsbury talks about his clean eating and workout plan. He's prepping to face his best competition yet in Stephan Bonnar.

If Kingsbury is to have a shot, he's going to need a better gas tank than he's shown in the past. Bonnar may be not be elite fighter, but he brings for all 15 minutes. It should be a war. We'll see if Conte's handywork pays off.

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