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Friday, 03/16/2012, 09:40 am

Chael Sonnen | Testosterone Replacement (TRT) Is Good For You

“There’s two things there. Hold on. If you’re gonna associate the guy with TRT, make sure you also associate the fact that it’s legal and it’s not banned. Second thing with TRT is people are really getting confused. They look at TRT and they’re missing the stuff that really is good. TRT is eight, nine or ten on the list of things they could take to help their careers. Secondly, any time a person says ‘performance enhancer,’ stop talking to them, because they don’t have the intellect to debate with you.”

“I wanna make this point. I would never take anything if I didn’t think it would help my performance. That’s what medicine is in 21st Century America. Imagine if you go to the doctor and say, ‘Doc, I’m feeling great. You got anything that can bring me down a notch?’ That’s malpractice. It’s all meant to help your performance.”

“No, no, no. [I did not cheat against Anderson Silva] Absolutely not. Not only did I not take more of it, I was never even accused of that. Josh Gross, who’s incompetent beyond measure, went on ESPN and said that I did, so it became my reality and I went with it. I was never even accused of that. Is it legal or is it not legal? If a person’s taking a legal substance, that’s the end of the conversation. You’re sounding a lot like Josh Gross.”

If you missed it, Chael Sonnen was a guest on last night’s SPIKE TV “MMA Uncensored” and he discussed a lot of topics.

The interviewer got Chael on the subject of TRT when questioning him about the recently made public use of the treatment by Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

Sonnen, who is an admitted TRT patient, had no problem discussing the topic, even supporting the controversial therapy many aging athletes are now taking.


Check out what he said about Rampage HERE.

Read More: Chael Sonnen (News), Rampage Jackson (News), UFC


52 Responses to “Chael Sonnen | Testosterone Replacement (TRT) Is Good For You”

  1. Fred says:

    Didn’t take more of it against Anderson? The whole reason he was caught was because his testosterone level was too high.

    • GET RID OF FITCH says:

      BOTTOM LINE IS TRT SHOULD BE BANNED FROM MMA WITHOUT ANY DISPUTES. FOR ALL YOU IDIOTS WHO CAN’T COMPREHEND THE FACT SONNEN SHOOTS UP TESTOSTERONE TWICE A WEEK JUST LIKE PEOPLE WHO USE STEROIDS. WHAT IS TESTOSTERONE????? HELLO!!! ITS A STEROID NUF SAID ITS CHEATING. Sonnen had a testosterone level of 3400 which is just insane. ask your primary care physican what a 3400 testosterone level is and tehy will tell you STEROID ABUSE. straight up abuse

      • Dude says:

        You’re a idiot for one reason. His TRT use was perscribed by a doctor and he brought a note to dana white from several doctors proving it. Therefore one you are a complete ignorant fuck. And 2, the steriods he used were for weight. THEY DIDNT MAKE HIM STRONGER OR HIS ARMS BIGGER. another reason why you are a idiot and should shut up.

        • GET RID OF FITCH says:

          You really don’t get it do you. You are the last person on gods green earth that should call anyone an IDIOT. Yeah right steroids just give you big arms. are you really that friggen retarded. Its a proven scientific FACT Steroids make you heal faster and get stronger (NOT BIG MUSCLES YOU IDIOT) No fighter has ever blatenly been more JUICED up than Sonnen. HELLLLLLOOOO why do you think he got suspended for his first offense. answer because he had more JUICE in him than the commsion had ever seen and they PROVED he CHEATED and was a complete LIAR about EVERYTHING. Most doctors didn’t think it was even possible for someone to test as high as 3400 testosterone level. Sonnen had to have been shooting up DAILY to get that much JUICE in his sysytem. the funny part is he won’t be half the fighter without that much STEROIDS in him next fight with Silva nd he will get blown out. UFC needs to save some kind of dignity and FIRE sonnen as he is the biggest discrace of a person to ever set foot in a cage.

  2. Donnybrook says:

    How about your Realtor scam… legal or not? Chael has a face only a mother could trust, it’s as crooked as he is.

  3. UFC VIDEOS says:

    well, what do you expect him to say?

  4. Xaninho says:

    Yeah he didn’t take more testosterone than needed, ofcourse…You know what? I am going to take this convicted fraud for his word…He wouldn’t lie about it.

    Ofcourse his testosterone ratio was 16.9, where 4.0 is considered normal for high level athletes! But that wasn’t because he took too much..ofcourse not.

    And testosterone isn’t a PED huh? This guy has a problem, he’s a compulsive liar. He needs treatment by a shrink.

    • Eric says:

      You are so full of shit and 99% of all statistics are created on the spot. He was only .03 over the mandated number. I say mandated over the word legal because its not illegal. Get your facts straight or shut the fuck up next time.

      • omgaghost says:

        Oh yeah? Well 106% off all statistics are exaggerated!

      • GET RID OF FITCH says:

        Eric you just set the all time record for being the biggest IDIOT to ever post on BJ EVERYONE on the planet knows Sonnen had 17 times more testosterone in his body than average person. 3400 was not even thought possible before Sonnen tested that high. The avergae person is like 300. they allow high level athletes to have 740 so how can you (ERIC) the IDIOT sit here and say Sonnen wasn’t JUICED out of his friggen mind for the Silva fight. EVERYTHING in Sonnen life revolves around being a LYING. CHEATING- FELON. How teh UFC didn’t fire him I will never know. They fired Michael falcao for an old mistameaner charge from 2001 yet they don’t fire Sonnen for setting the world record for STEROID abuse in a UFC title fight and being federall convicted felon while he was employing by UFC. Just look up why the athletic commison suspended Sonnen on his WIKI page and it will show all you sonnen LYING nuthuggers exactky what they proved he did CHEATING thats why Sonnen’s new name is CHEAT SONNEN, total scumbag. yeah right the commsion suspened Sonenn fro a year for no reason. you guys need to pull your heads out of your asses

      • Xaninho says:

        @ Eric,

        Hahaha i’m not even going to comment further on that ultimate dumbass post of yours.

        I’m just going to sit here and laugh at you and that post!


      • Xaninho says:

        @ Eric,

        Hahaha! I’m not even going to bother setting you straight on that ultimate dumbass comment of yours!

        I’m just going to sit here and laugh at you and that comment!


        • GET RID OF FITCH says:

          I have to agree this I D I O T (ERIC) has to be the biggest Sonnen nuthugger on planet. all anyone has to do to READ the TRUE facts on what Sonnen was BUSTED for CHEATING is look up Chael “CHEAT” Sonnen on WIKI and it explains it very good on what that cheating b’astard did in Silva title fight.
          The funny part that i get good laugh about is these idiots are truly oblivious to how much of a TRUE scumbag of a person Sonnen really is in life. The man has a FEDERAL CONVICTION of FRAUD which is class A felony. the man can NEVER work around money and basically marked for life as being a total CHEAT who defrauded a bank. Being a REAL ESTATE Broker myself and knowing literly 1000’s of agents in my life I have NEVER heard of anyone committinbg aworse offense as a real estate agent. Sonnen is a total dicrace of a person and whats even more funny is his own MOTHER was involved if that tells you something. The man has been raised to be nothing but aCHEAT from day one. EVERYONE that ever knew him when he was younger said he has been abusing STEROIDS since he was in high school. Is it a big surprsie to anyone that he has RUINED his body and can’t produce testosterone now he has to inject himself DAILY which allows him to be same as a 21 year old again. TRT is total bullshit CHEAZTING and will be outlawed very soon just like it is in EVERY pro sport around world EXCEPT MMA. TRT is a BANDAID for lifetime steroid abusers like Sonnen and NATE “CHEAT” MARQUARDT. without SYNTHETIC JUICE (STEROIDS) Sonnen wouldn’t win a match in MMA. Once they finally outlaw LEGAL JUICING MMA will be a better sport and FINALLY be rid of scumbag CHEATERS like Sonnen and Marquradt , i can’t wait

  5. fredtroy says:

    No the reason he was in trouble was because the test showed a synthetic substance,he was accused of not properly disclosing the use,’ George Dodd of the Cal. Commission was ask at the hearing for chael if chaels levels were high, Dodd replied I don t know I am not a doctor,under oath he couldn’t t commit to high levels,listen to the hearing g. What was so bad about gross is that he was at the hearing and never corrected the mistake of saying chaels levels were so high!

  6. A. Chung says:

    TRT is a scam! It is true that some people have a valid reason to artificially boost their testosterone level to human normal level, it is another thing to boost it beyond human level and hope that it drops down to human level by the time testing occurs. The other thing is that the main reason why most athletes need TRT is because their body strop producing testosterone from all the PED they’ve been taking. Simply put if an athlete needs TRT to compete they should retire plain and simple. They no longer have what it takes so just retire! TRT is just another way of cheating! I don’t see the Olympics condoning it so that should tell you something!

    • GET RID OF FITCH says:

      well said a. chung yes that is why no otehr pro sport allows TRT becsause it is steroids plain and simple. Sonnen has always been known for being a steroid abuser all the way back to the 1990’s. Sonnen just like Marquardt have been using steroids for 15 years and taht is why there bodys no longer are able to produce their own testosterone. Why would any athletic commiosn basically award these guys a way to CHEAT to make up for past ILLEGAL steroid abuse is beyond me. TRT will be outlawed in next 3 years mark my words and all the cheaters liek Nate “THE CHEAT” Marquardt will have to retire in discrace. Keep in mind Marquardt was BUSTED dead to rights in 2007 for ILLEGAL steroids in his system. i can’t belive Dana white would consider bringing that world class CHEATER back to Zuffa. Next he will bring back 3 time BUSTED steroid abuser Barnett

  7. mt666 says:

    chael is ridiculous, but more ridiculous than it is their fans!

  8. G says:

    Sonnen is the worst aspect of the UFC. I will honesty be very, very happy the day he has his last fight. (Hopefully that’s the next time he loses to Silva).

  9. Twatty Mc.Twatface says:

    TRT is common among people in fight sports. what makes me question its use is a couple of things.
    1. its prolonging the age of the fighter as to be honest they should be looking at acceptable levels of testosterone for their age, not how they were when they were 20 (jackson said it made him feel like he was 25 again)
    2. alot of bodybuilders that take PEDs for long periods have to go on trt afterwards to restore their levels as artificially increasing test damages the bodies natural build of testosterone.

    the latter part does make me think “are these fighters having to use TRT as they were on steds in their careers and since coming off them they have lower levels of test” sometimes.

    some people have valid reasons but the number of them is growing and i find it obsurd

  10. Nick says:

    He has a good point though about the whole everything you take is a performance enhancer. I like that. “Doc I’m feeling great, you got anything that could take me down a notch?” it’s a great point.

  11. Jpeech says:

    His levels were no disclosed….

  12. Big Show says:

    Chale Sonnen you are a liar and a full, i hope that Anderson kick your ass you dickhead..

  13. Big Show says:

    Chael Sonnen you are a liar and a full, i hope that Anderson kick your ass you dickhead..

  14. Cagin says:

    Fuck yeah Sonnen!!! You’re the man.

    All you Silva fans can eat a dick when Sonnen smashes him thru the canvas.

    If you fight in MMA and you are not on something that is semi ilegal you are retarded. Do you know how much more money you make when you win!! Do you think these goof balls fight because they think it feels good? NO COCKSUCKER they do it for CASH! Winning = CASH. ANd I want Sonnen to be rich!!

    • Twatty Mc.Twatface says:

      i hope to fuck that this is a troll

    • GET RID OF FITCH says:

      I’m not even a Silva fan but Sonnen is such a SCUMBAG cheater that he is making a mockery out of MMA. Noone who has ABUSED STEROIDS OPENLY as Sonnen has shoul ever be alllowed to step foot in cage again. Everything about Sonnen is shady, Felon, CHEAT, liar of epic proportions

  15. Coffee409 says:

    My dad is 58 years old and has been on TRT for many years… Why? Because he has low testosterone levels, DUH.

    • Twatty Mc.Twatface says:

      low testosterone for his age or low testosterone for a 20 year old?
      this is the problem. people are replacing the natural depletion of testosterone for their age which is wrong.
      this is why so many people take it, they are trying to anti age

  16. true mma says:

    Shut the fuck up already Sonnen. All you speak is bullshit, your ground and pound pillow hands is bullshit, your mma record is bullshit, your a pussy and so are your fans. Just shut the fuck already with your 11 loses about to be 12.

    • Cagin says:

      Maybe you should say that to Chaels face?

      • GET RID OF FITCH says:

        I would love nothing better than to say to Sonenn face that he is a CHEATING , LYING, SCUMBAG PIECE OF SHI’T. Trust me when i tell you he would take one look at all 260 RIPPED pounds of me and walk away. I would hit Sonnen so friggen hard his momma would cry

  17. true mma says:

    @ cagin I will after after its all black and blue from Anderson busting it up. If your going to be all over a fighters nuts at least pick one that wins in the ufc.Chael has more loses then you hair on your nuts fool.

  18. true mma says:

    @ james23 yeah he got lucky just like the others. All of Sonnen 11 loses are by luck. Suck it you bitch. Your a loser just like Sonnen. You fucking puto.

  19. true mma says:

    Donnybrook is right. I totally agree. Fuck these he got lucky fools. They need to tell there boy Sonnen to quit tapping so that maybe they can have a point to argue.

  20. true mma says:

    You tap you lose that’s as clear as day. So Sonnen needs to quit his shit calling himself champ. If someone mentions triangle Sonnen flinches and then starts grasping for air turning blue.

  21. Fuck TRT says:

    I respect BJ and bisping bcoz they won’t take TRT.
    If your a real athlete, take vitamins and protiens, not TRT.

    • Thurgood Jenkins says:

      I don’t know much about TRT, but it seems the consensus is that it is used to replace testosterone that the human body naturally depletes. Isn’t taking proteins and vitamins kind of the same thing? It’s putting nutrients back into your body that have already been naturally used. I see your point though.

      • Bla DeBla says:

        The point is it gives the person using a synthetic hormone , which whether you like it or not a macro or micro nutrient like protein or vitamin which are vital for life itself , an distinct unfair advantage against a man who has chosen not to introduce an alien chemical derived from substances in a laboratory into his bloodstream .

        Its simply not sporting .

        I for one am not interest in some gayboys inflicting damage upon some other gayboys for an audience of gayboys who have no interest in seeing two men who are equally matched contesting the outcome of a real sporting event .

        • BoxerBro says:

          Its like a diabetic taking insilin isnt it

        • Twatty Mc.Twatface says:

          no because thats an unnatural defecit.
          testosterone depletion is normal with age, they are supplementing it as if they are still young

  22. You want some advice? Stop eating vegetable oil and increase saturated fats and cholesterol intake. That alone would increase you test to normal. It is my estimation that alot of poor dieting is being implemented with these fighters, leaving the test amounts low. So, they do have a “need” to increase it. Why not just improve your diet and get wise about nutrition and the human body? Eating no fat diets or vegetable oils will invariably leave you with lowered t in the body.

    • Twatty Mc.Twatface says:

      the people using trt are mainly the older fighters.

    • GET RID OF FITCH says:

      PLEASE DO SOME DAMN RESEARCH ON TRT BEFORE YOU COMMENT. LOW T IS VERY RARE NATURALLY AND ANY FIGHTER WHO NEEDS IT THERE IS ABOUT A 99.9999999999999% CHANCE THEY ONLY SHOULD NEED TRT IF THEY AHD BEEN ABUSING STEROIDS SOMETIME IN THERI LIVES PERIOD. ASK ANY DOCTOR. NO FIGHTER IN 30’S NEEDS TRT UNLESS THEY RUINED THERI BODY WITH STEROIDS. MAYBE A FIGTER OVER 40 YEARS OLD COULD POSSIBLY HAVE LEVELS LOW ENOUGH TO TALK ADOCTOR INTO WRITING A SCRIPT FOR LOW T BUT ITS RARE. ALL THESE YOUNGER FIGHTERS LIKE SONNEN AND NATE “cheat” MARQUARDT ARE KNOWN (busted) STEROID ABUSERS SO DOES IT REALLY SUPRISE YOU WHEN THEY RUN RIGHT TO A LEGAL SOURCE OF STEROIDS. TRT IS A LOOPHOLE THAT WILL BE CLOSED AND MADE ILLEGAL WITHIN NEXT 2-3 YEARS AT THE LONGEST. MMA IS ALMOST AS HORRIBLE OF IN JUSTICE TO MMA AS “FITCHING” AT SOME POINT. Mark my words the rules that allow “FITCHING”- STALLING will be changed and MMA will finally be rid of cheaters like Fitch and Sonnen who sue any and all bullshit loopholes to win boring ass macthes. someday the rules will be re-written by someone other than a wrestler (jeff blatcnick) gold medal wrestler who wrote 90% of MMA rules and that is why refs are FORCED to allow “Fitching” I think TRT is less of a SCURGE to MMA than LEGAL STEROIDS (TRT) is. Also the otehr loophle that will be FIXED is fighters like Fitch who drop 30-40 pounds to make weight will have to move up to theri natural weight or retire once athletci commisons finally implimant SAME DAY WEIGH INS. Can you imagine Fitch fighting at his natural weight of over 200 pounds? he would get KO’d just like when he started his MMA career at 205. Th days of wrestlers having 30 pound weight advanatges and using it for “FITCHING” are coming to an end very soon

  23. Ronda shite says:

    Cheal and TRT get a life you white racist bastard peoples champ me arse…
    Go make love with your Japanese friend Okami and make a sex tape with him, Bitch!

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