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Mar 2, 2014 8:36 pm

Belfort Needs 90 Days To Transition Off TRT

Last week the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in their jurisdiction and shortly after Brazil and the UFC followed suit. The next day Vitor Belfort was removed from his title fight against Chris Weidman and he was replaced by Lyoto Machida. According to Vitor, the UFC promised him the...

Feb 28, 2014 12:44 pm

Brazil Commission Bans TRT Too

The Comissão Atlética Brasileira, the governing body who sanctions MMA down south, has decided to follow in Nevada’s footsteps and ban the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Dan Henderson will be the last athlete to use the treatment in Brazil. It took Brazil’s commission less than 24-hours to render their decision to ban the controversial...

Feb 28, 2014 10:55 am

Chris Weidman: TRT ban an ‘amazing day’ for MMA

“This is an amazing day for the sport.This is something that I’ve wanted to see happen for quite some time. TRT was and has always been cheating, and I’m glad Nevada finally recognized that, especially since I’m about to fight there against a known TRT user. Hopefully, every other athletic commission follows because this was...

Feb 28, 2014 10:21 am

With TRT Ban In Effect Belfort Removed From Title Fight, Machida In Versus Weidman

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced tonight that former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida will face off against UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 173 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 24. In light of today’s unexpected ruling issued by the Nevada...

Feb 27, 2014 6:02 pm

UFC Supports Today’s Ruling By NSAC To Ban TRT

UFC President Dana White issued a statement regarding the decision made today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission: “The Ultimate Fighting Championship fully supports the decision made today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding the immediate termination of therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). We believe our athletes should compete based...

Feb 27, 2014 5:07 pm

Matt Riddle: ‘Dana is a very insecure, bald man who uses TRT’

“Honestly, he just can’t help himself. Unfortunately, we have a very insecure, bald man who uses TRT as the president of the UFC. When he sees a dude like me, who is 28 and all I do is rip tubes and kick ass, maybe some part of him doesn’t like me. I don’t know why,...

Feb 27, 2014 12:30 pm

REPORT: Nevada Commission Bans TRT Statewide

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has reportedly banned any and all TUE’s for TRT in their state. In other words, a lot of UFC fighters can’t fight in Vegas while using Testosterone Replacement Therapy. And that’s effective immediately. Vitor Belfort will not be able to use his traditional treatment in the UFC 173 main event...

Feb 27, 2014 10:47 am

Dana White: ‘TRT Ruins Good Fighters, It Needs To Go’

“When you really break it down and look at it – it’s science. As you get older, your testosterone starts to get lower, science has figured out a way to get it back up to even. “But like in all things when money is involved, people will find ways to cheat. And even though this...

Feb 26, 2014 8:59 am

ESPN Feature Details UFC’s Troubling Involvement In TRT

Dan Henderson, Frank Mir, Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen, Bigfoot Silva, Ben Rothwell and countless more UFC fighters are all relying on the heavily controversial and easily obtainable, Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), while in competition to help them perform inside the cage. Its an epidemic that ESPN is kind of throwing the UFC under the bus...

Feb 21, 2014 12:52 pm

UFC 170: Rogan Say’s He’s Seen Pat Cummins Dominate UFC Headliners In The Gym

We don’t really know much about UFC 170 co-headliner, Patrick Cummins. The Team Reign fighter comes into his UFC debut against Daniel Cormier as a last-minute replacement on just nine-days notice. UFC commentator Joe Rogan, recently told film crews that this man is the man though and he’s seen him taking out top competition in...

Feb 19, 2014 5:08 pm

Belfort Wants Weidman To Be Fair And Undergo Blood Testing Too

“I don’t believe (Weidman is on steroids), but people give too much importance to the treatment I religiously do with medical support. And to make it fair, my opponent should also be tested with blood exams throughout his camp.” In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com’s Guilherme Cruz, ‘The Phenom’ Vitor Belfort, touched on his upcoming...

Feb 19, 2014 4:34 pm

Cummins on Cormier: “His weakness is mental”

  This Saturday at UFC 170 Daniel Cormier will make his light-heavyweight debut against Patrick Cummins. Cormier was scheduled to fight top light-heavyweight Rashad Evans, but due to a last-minute injury he will instead fight Cummins, former coffee shop barista turned UFC fighter. The choice of Cummins as the replacement was questioned by some, including...

Feb 19, 2014 10:12 am

Fight Night 38: With Tibau Injured, Prazeres Steps Up To Face Taisumov

The injury bug has found another victim in the form of top lightweight, Gleison Tibau. UFC officials recently announced that Michel Prazeres will serve as his replacement against Mairbek Taisumov. UFC Fight Night 38 goes down on March 23 from the Ginasio Nelio Dias in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. In the main event...

Feb 13, 2014 6:12 pm

McCall Injured, Out Of Pickett Bout

Fight Night 37 just lost a marquee flyweight bout. Ian McCall is injured and will no longer be able to welcome the always tough, Brad Pickett, to the UFC’s 125 pound division. Fight Night 37 is set to go down on March 8 from London’s, O2 Arena. UFC officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent...

Feb 13, 2014 12:30 pm

Sonnen Is ‘Infuriated’, Says ‘The UFC is plagued with cowards’

“DC (Daniel Cormier) is a top contender.For people to not jump at the shot to fight him is more than confusing, it’s infuriating. The UFC is plagued with cowards. If you are a light heavyweight who isn’t booked and you didn’t offer to fight him, please, I beg you, quit.” In a recent statement to...

Feb 13, 2014 6:14 am

Dana White: ‘Smoking Weed Is Illegal, TRT Is Not’

When you sit down and actually think about it, suspensions for marijuana use are pretty silly, especially when the fighter lives in a cannabis-friendly state. The fact that with a doctor’s note, fighters are allowed to use Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), seems kind of backwards. Which is exactly why Dana White told Sherdog.com that it...

Feb 12, 2014 6:03 pm

NSAC to Hold Meeting About TRT Exemption Before Vitor Belfort Applies for License

The Nevada State Athletic Commission will hold a meeting on February 26th to discuss their current ruleset on exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). This meeting will take place three months before Vitor Belfort returns to Nevada in an attempt to dethrone UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman. Vitor Belfort is no stranger to controversy in...

Feb 12, 2014 5:56 pm

Evans Out Of Cormier Bout With Injury, Sonnen Offers To Fight On 10 Days Notice

(Insert ‘Sigh’ here.) The injury bug has taken out next week’s UFC 170 co-main event between Rashad Evans and Daniel Cormier. UFC officials announced the bouts cancellation just moments ago via the official UFC website: A leg injury has forced former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans out of his UFC 170 co-main event bout...

Feb 12, 2014 10:57 am

Lucas Martins forced off UFC 170 card with an injury

Lucas Martins is the latest name out of a handful of fighters who have been forced off the upcoming UFC 170 card due to an injury. UFC officials announced Martins withdrawal on Tuesday evening. Martins was initially scheduled to face Bryan Caraway at the February 22nd event in Las Vegas. However, Caraway was forced to pull out...

Feb 12, 2014 9:42 am

‘Shogun’ Says His Team Will Decide If He Needs TRT

“I’m fine. I don’t think about doing TRT, but this is something to my team decide. If my team come to understand that it’s interesting to use, I will do it. But, for now, I’m not thinking about using.” In a recent interview with Lancenet.br, former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, made a startling...

Feb 10, 2014 10:38 am

Anthony Johnson: Pay us like MLB stars and we won’t have to use PED’s

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is set to make his second stint with the UFC when he returns to face Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis at April’s UFC 172 event in Baltimore, Maryland. Johnson was a recent guest on SiriusXM’s ‘TapouT Radio,’ where he discussed the hot topics of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED’s) and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) in...

Feb 5, 2014 4:47 pm

Silva Injured, Anthony Leone Steps Up To Face Eduardo Dantas For Bellator Title

Bantamweight Title contender Rafael Silva has suffered an knee injury and will be unable to compete is his scheduled March 7th title fight against reigning Bellator Champion Eduardo Dantas. While the injury will force Silva out of the cage, Former Bellator Tournament Finalist Anthony Leone will now step in and face Dantas for the Bantamweight...

Feb 5, 2014 6:11 am

Report: Thiago Tavares injured, forced off UFC Fight Night 36 card

According to a report from MMAJunkie, Thiago Tavares has suffered an injury and has been forced out of his featherweight debut, which was scheduled to take place at ‘UFC Fight Night 36’ opposite Zubair Tuhugov. UFC officials are now seeking a short-notice replacement opponent for the promotional newcomer, Tuhugov. UFC Fight Night 36 takes place...

Jan 31, 2014 5:54 am

NJ AC Doesn’t Think Banning TRT Is The Answer

The Association of Ringside Physicians released a statement earlier this week calling for the ban of TRT and TUE’s inside the arena of Combat sports. The New Jersey Athletic Commission disagrees as told by Dr. Sherry Wulkan, their lead MMA/kickboxing ringside physician, and Association of Boxing Commissions Medical Committee Co-Chair, via bloodyelbow.com: In my opinion,...

Jan 30, 2014 6:07 am

How Frank Mir Got A TRT Exemption In New Jersey

It was recently revealed that, former UFC heavyweight champion, Frank Mir has been approved for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) in his upcoming fight against Alistair Overeem, going down this weekend at UFC 169. Doing their due diligence, Bloodyelbow.com, reached out to the NJSAC boss, Nick Lembo, for some details...

Jan 29, 2014 4:40 pm

Chris Weidman: Belfort could take whatever he wants and just cycle off without a TUE

Chris Weidman is set to defend his UFC Middleweight Championship against Vitor Belfort. Dana White recently announced that the match will take place on either the Memorial Day weekend card or the July 4th weekend card. There is no doubt that Vitor Belfort has evolved immensely since his younger days. As a competitor who has...

Jan 28, 2014 12:06 pm

Bryan Caraway Forced Out Of UFC 170 With Injury

The injury bug is back and this time it’s taken Bryan Caraway off of next month’s UFC 170 fight card. Caraway was scheduled to fight Lucas Martins in a bantamweight bout. UFC 170 goes down on February 22nd from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view main event features a female...

Jan 28, 2014 11:00 am

Johnson Says Guillard More Dangerous Than Khabib

As a replacement for Ross Pearson, UFC lightweight fighter, Michael Johnson will look to continue his rise through the UFC ranks with a UFC Fight Night 37 booking against Melvin Guillard. Johnson was hoping for a top-10 opponent the likes of, Khabib Nurmagomedov, but will settle in for his former Blackzilian teammate, Guillard, instead. Guillard,...