Brandon Vera on TRT: If it’s good for one, it should be good for all

August 29, 2013 7:29 am by Chris Taylor

Brandon Vera (12-6 MMA, 8-6 UFC) will make his return to the UFC’s heavyweight division this weekend when he takes on Ben Rothwell (32-9 MMA, 2-3 UFC) at UFC 164 in Milwaukee.

Vera was recently asked by members of the media to comment on Big Ben’s use of TRT. Vera stated that he was not a fan of Therapeutic Use Exemption, as he believes many fighters’ testosterone levels falls below the normal 300 nanograms per deciliter during a grueling camp.

In his words:

“I think the whole thing with TRT, I understand it, but if it’s good for one, it should be good for all,” said Vera. “I don’t know how that scaling goes or what the testosterone level is and stuff. I know my testosterone level during one camp was at 250, but I think you eat up all your testosterone during camp if you’re training two or three times a day.”

At the end of the day, however, Vera isn’t going to make any excuses for or against Rothwell using TRT. He just wants to fight, and leave the TRT discussions up to the state athletic commissions:

“I’m not making the rules,” Vera said. “That’s some political bulls—t.”

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