Archive: TRT

Jul 3, 2014 5:07 am

Bigfoot Wants One More Fight Before Removing Tumor

Antonio Bigfoot Silva spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about his suspension which is lifted in September, and how he wants a fight before 2014 is over, and after that he plans on undergoing surgery to remove a tumor on his pituitary gland. “I need to do this surgery. I need to correct...

Jun 24, 2014 2:45 pm

Ralek Gracie: Metamoris Is A ‘Perfect Fit’ For Chael Sonnen

Metamoris President Ralek Gracie spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour about Chael Sonnen’s upcoming grappling match against Andre Galvo at Metamoris 4 in August which takes place in Los Angeles California. “I think Chael, given everything that was happening with the UFC, I thought it would be an interesting way for him to...

Jun 23, 2014 11:23 am

Forrest Griffin On TRT: It Was Worth Shortening Your Life

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin spoke to BostonHerald.com to talk about the side effects from using Testosterone Replacement Therapy, and how in his mind it was all worth it. “I did it, I think it’s great. When it started, I had two problems with steroids. One, they’re illegal and I’m doing illegal drugs....

Jun 18, 2014 5:07 am

Watch Wanderlei Admit To Evading NSAC, Sonnen Get Suspended

Earlier today the NSAC held a meeting for Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. During the course of the meeting Wanderlei admitted to taking two banned substances, as well as evading the sample collector sent by the commission. During Sonnen’s portion of the hearing Sonnen was hit with a routine temporary suspension until a future hearing....

Jun 18, 2014 5:01 am

Chael Sonnen Temporarily Suspended By NSAC

Earlier today the NSAC held a hearing for several fighters and boxers, among the fighters that were addressed at the hearing were the UFC’s own Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. Chael Sonnen was suspended pending a formal hearing where the fighter will file a response, but there is no news as to whether or not...

Jun 17, 2014 5:04 am

Jon Jones Praises Sonnen In Wake Of Failed Test

In wake of Chael Sonnen’s failed drug test and then his retirement, many people have been criticizing Sonnen. However light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in fact praised Sonnen for his openness in the situation during an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. “I watched him on ‘UFC Tonight’ and I thought he handled...

Jun 16, 2014 11:18 am

Dr. Catlin: Sonnen Was Just Trying To Be Normal

Dr. Don Catlin, arguably the most qualified person to speak about TRT, did so on Inside MMA with Bas Ruten and Kenny Rice to discuss the results of Chael Sonnen’s failed drug test last week. For those who don’t know Dr. Catlin opened the first anti-doping lab in the US back in 1982, which also...

Jun 11, 2014 5:03 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighters React To Sonnen’s Failed Drug Test

News broke earlier today that Chael Sonnen had failed a random drug test leading up to his UFC 175 bout against Vitor Belfort. The MMA world immediately erupted and people began taking sides. Below are some of the more interesting Tweets from MMA pros on the issue. I'm all for random drug test, yeah it...

Jun 10, 2014 4:48 pm

Chael Sonnen Explains Failed Drug Test

Earlier today neews broke that Chael Sonnen had failed a random drug test, testing positive for two banned substances. Shortly after Sonnen joined Jay Mohr on Fox Sports Radio to explain why he tested positive for these substances. Mohr: “You’ve failed a drug test leading up to UFC 175 which is in July but, why...

Jun 3, 2014 10:11 am

Vitor Belfort’s Drug Test Results To Be Made Public

The MMA world will no longer have to speculate as to the results of Vitor Belfort’s surprise drug test back in February. Yahoo Sports broke the story today that the NSAC would make the results of Belfort’s surprise test public during his hearing to apply for a license on June 17th. NSAC executive director Bob...

Jun 2, 2014 4:36 pm

Joe Rogan: Vitor Belfort Failed Drug Test

Vitor Belfort will face Chael Sonnen at UFC 175 pending he gets licensed by the NSAC to compete. This comes after he was removed from his title bout with Chris Weidman when the NSAC banned TRT exemptions. Prior to that though Belfort was randomly tested by the NSAC, and to this day the results of...

Jun 2, 2014 11:25 am

Dana White Talks TRT in MMA and Vitor Belfort

Dana White spoke to media members during a recent media scrum about TRT in MMA, as well as Vitor Belfort’s ability to get licensed to fight Chael Sonnen on July 5th. When asked what would happen if Belfort’s request for a license was denied White said “There is no plan B” After TRT was banned...

Apr 5, 2014 11:58 am

NSAC Chairman Speaks About Random Drug Testing

  The chairman of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Francisco Aguilar, recently spoke with Bloodyelbow about the state of random drug testing. “If you look at the last nine months, the progression we’ve made in our drug testing program has been substantial. But, are we to a point where we are comfortable? No. There’s a...

Apr 1, 2014 11:10 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Forrest Griffin: ‘TRT helps you do your job better’

“Here’s what I don’t understand, What’s wrong with wanting to be better at your job? You only get one life. That’s it. I didn’t mean to have this shitty body with shitty genetics. I wanted a better one. I’ll be honest. I wanted to be much bigger, stronger and faster. If I could do that…...

Mar 12, 2014 8:21 pm

TUF China Finale Drug Tests Come Back Clean

It was pretty humdrum as far as drug tests go. The  results are in for this month’s TUF China in Macau and a UFC official told MMAjunkie all fighters were tested, and all tested negative for performance-enhancing drugs and drugs of abuse. Also worthy of note, no therapeutic-use exemptions for testosterone-replacement therapy were granted for the...

Mar 12, 2014 8:58 am

Anti-Aging Doctor Linked To Vitor Belfort: TRT ban pushes fighters into using ‘black market steroids’

Dr. John Pierce (pictured), an anti-aging doctor who has been linked to middleweight title contender Vitor Belfort, has apparently had multiple fighters inform him that they would rather go to the black market for performance-enhancing drugs, than get a therapeutic-use exemption (TUE) for testosterone. And now that the TUE program has been shut down? Dr. Pierce tells MMAJunkie – in a rather candid...

Mar 6, 2014 12:22 pm

California Latest To Announce ‘Total Ban of TRT’

Nevada, Brazil and now the wonderful state of California have all decided to take a firm stance and ban the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in combat sports. We learned of this latest development in a release from the commission: “The California State Athletic Commission fully supports the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s decision to eliminate...

Mar 6, 2014 7:56 am

VIDEO | Weidman & Machida Discuss TRT Ban

“I’ve made it no secret at all my stance on TRT. I always thought it was cheating. There was just guys taking advantage of it, so it’s a huge step in the right direction for the sport to get rid of that. – Chris Weidman.