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Thursday, 03/22/2012, 09:38 am

Cro Cop On TRT Use In MMA | One Punch Or Kick Can Solve That Problem

“I know guys have used this and used that, so many other things… I don’t know if any of it really helps, in martial arts anyway. One punch, one kick to the head, the liver, can end the fight. And secondly its a death, its a death for the body. For a few years of glory you are going to die at the age of 40, 45? Or your liver turns to cancer and you search for a new liver? I don’t know. I think its too dangerous. And for MMA I think you can prepare with everything natural, all natural substances. Nutrition, BCAA, protein shakes and glutamine. Four things I use. Every sportsman in every sports is taking this, or should. Plus vitamin B-complex, vitamin C, lots of fruit, lots of rest. I never liked all that other stuff, its dangerous to play with. As far as I am concerned, its too dangerous … But, its not my concern, whoever wants to take anything can take anything – one punch or kick can solve the problem. It’s dangerous, its not healthy, you can be caught, you can be suspended and you can be shamed. It is disgrace for your whole career to be caught with things you shouldn’t take. But most important thing, it is too dangerous. Thanks but no thanks.”

In a recent interview with fighters only, long-time MMA legend, Mirko Cro Cop talks about the ever growing list of fighters who use testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).

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32 Responses to “Cro Cop On TRT Use In MMA | One Punch Or Kick Can Solve That Problem”

  1. ThaGreenBandit says:

    Well said

  2. Zack says:

    Anyone caught using trt shouldn’t be suspended for a year. They should have to take a left high kick from cro cop!

    • bj says:

      most fighters use trt and alot of them tell the ufc they are so to say getting “caught” isntt really bad

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      Not everyone abuses TRT but the ones that OBVIOUSLY do Like Nate “cheat” Marquardt and the biggest abuser of them all Sonnen use them just like STEROIDS. They buy massive amounts off internet and shoot themselves up with with a hundrfed times the amount that their doctor prescribes to them and then they just wave their little “get out of jail” doctors note like rubbing it in everyones face saying ha ha look i get to CHEAT and there is nothing any of you can do about it. TRT was NEVER intended for combat sports. The amounts Sonnen and marquradt had in their bodies was an absolute dicrace and for being caught abusing a drug that is regulated by the DEA they should have either been CUT-OFF by their doctor or the athletic commsion should being testing these abusers every 2 weeks.

      • toneloc24 says:

        Well said my friend. I mean just look at the acne on Sonnens back when they faced off at the weigh ins the first time he fought Anderson . He had the testosterone level of 10 men and he should be banned from the sport for life. The advantage he had in that fight was ridiculous and anybody who downplays it is an absolute moron. That being said he still couldn’t beat Silva so that should tell u how much is a shitbag he is and Silva should get a fucking purple heart from that performance

        • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          Toneloc24 I have never heard the truth of what Sonnen did explained any better. Sonnen should have been banned for life for CHEATING with that the amount of JUICE he had in his system. Any doctor knows how much JUICE Sonnen had to have SHOT up to get his levels to 3400. His favorite doctor should have been investigated by DEA and if it showed he had only prescribed normal amounts then Sonnen shoudl have been held accoutable of where he purchased or obtained thgose massive amounts of testosterone. Sonnen needs to be kicked out of MMA for good of the sport

        • toneloc24 says:

          Yea I agree but all the UFC has in mind is there bank account, if they cared about the dignity of the sport at all they would have suspended him indefinitely. They cut people like Anthony Johnson for missing weight a couple times but when Chael gets in the cage and fights another man with 10x the normal amount of testosterone in his system they turn their heads and ignore it and two fights later he’s fighting for the title again. Its a disgrace to the sport

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          Here’s how I see it. He did the time and he has only been busted once as far as I know. Rumble got busted multiple times and put the card at risk because people were most excited for that fight on the card. On top of that he missed weight after he went up a weight class in his debut fight as a MW. Dana gives multiple chances even to Nate Marquart who got busted twice for elevated testosterone. Also Chael sells tickets and is entertaining. I AM NOT IN SUPPORT OF ABUSE OF TRT OR USE OF STEROIDS… Just saying.

          If he wins against Anderson in Brazil with normal levels of testosterone then what are people gonna say? I hope to find out.

        • toneloc24 says:

          Yea except the fact that he could have his levels elevated the entire time in between fights and drop off before the testing is done which is exactly what he’s doing. The fact that they allow this stuff to go on in the UFC is a disgrace to the sport. And I think somebody missing weight a few times is not nearly as bad as someone who abuses the TRT exemption but that’s just my opinion. Ill be glad when they ban TRT from MMA all together. I’m sorry but if your natural testosterone levels aren’t high enough for you to be a professional fighter you shouldn’t be a professional fighter

        • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          Lets not forget during this exact same time Sonnen was under investigation by the United states Federal prosecuter for FELONY BANK FRAUD. Sonnen wa s convicted of a Federal Felony which by the way is a REAL BIG DEAL. Its obviosu the man is a Lying-cheating-scumbag-felon and i can’t believe the UFC would keep someoen like Sonnen employed with them regardless of $$$$$$$. Its obviosu they could vareless what kind of message that sends to kids watching this sport. any other company would have fired Sonnen for life and just as guilty is the Athletic commions who didn’t want to reinstate Sonnen but gave into PURE pressure by Dana and rest of UFC brass. Thye fired Faslcao for an old mistemeaner charge from 2001 but they don’t fire Sonnen for having enough JUICE in him where it could have considered as bad as LOADED gloves in boxing or Danger to his opponnent. EVERYONE knows Sonnen fought so far over his head that night and it was all FUELED by MASSIVE amounts of STEROIDS. Noone has ever CHEATED as bad as Sonnen did in a UFC title fight.

  3. Steven says:

    Brock Lesnar

  4. Akid says:

    My respect for Cro cop just increased by at least 5x… Putting that shit in your system definitely isn’t good for you and these athletes using will ultimately pay the price!

  5. Dick Diaz says:

    my man Cro Cop coming through with the truth!

  6. Sergio says:

    Frankie edgar,
    Defo biggest roid head in UFC. Period.

  7. Dreams says:

    Much respect Cro-cop

  8. Nick says:

    It has some side effects, but people just abuse it. That’s the problem. There are guys that actually need it.

  9. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Cro Cop is 38 or so, it’s appropriate for an aging and well seasoned man to use of TRT.

    Since he’s going to be fighting in Japan and other places in K1, he shouldn’t worry about the use TRT but steroids and fighting in nations where there commissions aren’t so stringent on what their athletes put on their bodies. For the remainder of his career he will always be at disadvantage whether he wants to admit it or not.

    • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

      The fighter that hit the ROIDS bigtime that never really got any shit about it was Frank Mir. He was working out for a year with a LIFETME ROIDER in Mark Philipi. After the as kicking lesnar put on Mir he said screwe it and was hell bent on getting massive. A natural NON-ROIDED Mir would have never been able to over power Nogera like he did.

      • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

        I’m aware he got bigger after that ass whupping but he didn’t look big or cut enough during his loss to Carwin. IDK I really can’t tell unless its OBVIOUS. You have to eat so MUCH PROTIEN to build and maintain. My first hand experience in weight lifting on my own is that it’s hard enough trying to get results the regular way in a timely fashion. I’m a little too naive to comment on the use of Anabolic Steroids.

        Do you think Cheik Kongo uses steroids? He looks like a super hero.

        • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          ie: Cheick Kongo i was told Anabolic Steroids are LEGAL in France and yes there is no doubt in my mind Kong is on STEROIDS. No doubt whatsoever.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          I think so too. Dude, you a coach? You have a lot of intell on other fighters and camps.

        • Attention Whore #1 says:

          Congo is black…he dont need roids

        • GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

          Actually on e of the biggest steroid abusers in all MMA is Shane carwin. just look up at what Carwin had delivered to his house and signed for from that illegal pharmacy that was shut down by the feds a few years ago. They said the amounts were off the charts of every kind of steroid they had ever heard of. ther e was enough steroids for 10 men to last 5 years. Maybe the boatload of JUICE was for him and all his JUICER buddies like Marquardt at Grudge training center. Carwins anaswer o the whole news report by the feds saying his name on national news was silence never bothered to say a word. H eonce said he would offer a statement later then nothing never said a damn word and UFC could careless that Feds had evidence of one of their biggest name fighters (at that time) OBVIOUS daan white could careless about steroids in UFC

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          Now I can believe that. That mofo was 1.5X the size of Mir in their fight. I had also heard he did the roids but now he is off of them and on an all vegetarian diet I believe just like Jake Sheilds. Vegetarian is the wrong way to go! I did it for a month and felt extremely weak.

    • Twatty Mc.Twatface says:

      his point is its natural for test depletion at that age. you shouldnt be putting test levels up to how you were when you were 25.
      the purpose of doing so is anti aging, its not natural and inevitably will lead to your demise.
      side effects are not worth the extra energy even if you are not abusing it.
      it still aromatises, it still can cause liver damage and can give you gyno.
      it also means you cant come off it as if you do your natural test making function is limited to none existent as the body cancels that function due to it getting it somewhere else.

      this is proven and well documented hence why body builders are on various PCT’s to try and retain some natural test regeneration

  10. GIRLY MEN says:

    Need TRT…And if u taking it,yea im talking to you too.Anybody that disagrees is taking TRT secretly and is ashamed of himself BUT in denial…Anybody out there?

  11. Hilo Mike says:

    Man, I’m liking him more and more these days, funnier than shit too.

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