Archive: TRT

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. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Mar 4, 2014 10:10 pm

Chael Sonnen On The TRT Ban: “We finally have some clarity”

Hey remember when the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned TRT and everyone went nuts? Yes, the internet exploded with reactions and news stories about other commissions following the ruling and the UFC saying that they were also banning TRT. Then we had the big news that Vitor Belfort was no longer fighting for the title...

Mar 3, 2014 10:51 am

Belfort’s Official Apology To Fans

“I want to apologize to all my fans that have been let down by the news of me not competing in the title fight against Chris Weidman. I wanted nothing more than to go and compete for the belt. As you all know, I have been doing a legal treatment approved by every commission I...

Mar 3, 2014 10:44 am

QUICK TWITT | Bisping Blasts “Cheating, Scumbag, Hypocrite” Belfort For Cheating On TRT

In the eyes of many, Vitor Belfort has been cheating his way to a title shot while using Testosterone Replacement Therapy. However, Belfort’s use of the controversial therapy was completely inline with the rules and regulations. Was the Brazilian getting an edge over his competition? Michael Bisping sounds off on twitter about the subject. Check...

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 2:49 pm

Vitor Belfort’s Drug Test Results Will Not be Released to the Public

While the MMA world continues to reel from the aftermath of the NSAC’s decision to immediately ban the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy, more news continues to come out about the most prominent user of TRT, Vitor Belfort. First he was removed from his title fight with Chris Weidman in May. In an initial statement,...

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 11:49 am

Hope For Users – New Jersey Will Not Follow Nevada’s TRT Ban Just Yet

Who would have thought that a decision made by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to ban TRT exemptions would have this profound of an impact? The reactions and news just keeps on coming following their decision. It’s known that the NSAC has very strong influence over other commissions, but it seems that the New Jersey...

Feb 27, 2014 6:19 pm

‘Bigfoot Manager’ Alex Davis on TRT Ban: “That’s not the solution”

For those who don’t know, Alex Davis is a manager of MMA fighters. One of the fighters he happens to manage is Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, who is a known user of TRT, and who tested beyond the legal limits for his fight against Mark Hunt. So it’s no surprise that Davis is against the recent...

Feb 27, 2014 6:15 pm

White On TRT Ban: ‘We Follow Nevada’

After today’s announcement of the ground breaking decision by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to ban testosterone replacement therapy outright, Brett Okamoto, of ESPN, reached out to UFC president Dana White via Twitter and received the following reply: “Dana White via text: It’s a great day in the sport! I applaud NSAC. TRT needed to...

Feb 27, 2014 6:03 pm

Dan Henderson Will Most Likely Be Granted TRT Exemption In Brazil

The aftershock from the announcement that the Nevada State Athletic Commission is banning TRT usage immediately is still being felt throughout the MMA world. Dan Henderson is a known TRT user and is scheduled to fight Mauricio Shogun Rua in Brazil on March 23, and it seems he wont have anything to worry about as...

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 22, 2014 9:35 am

Dana White Wants TRT Exemptions Gone, But O.K. With Belfort’s Use In Title Fight

It seems that UFC President Dana White is easing up a little bit on the highly controversial use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). However, it appears that his recent lightened view is less about his own personal opinion and more about the shear regulations regarding the subject. It’s no secret that Dana and Vitor have...

Feb 19, 2014 6:40 pm

PHOTO | NFL’s Ray Lewis Training With Belfort & The Blackzilians

Yesterday, through his official Instagram, UFC middleweight title challenger Vitor Belfort, showed off the latest resident over at the Blackzilian’s camp in South Florida. In the photo, the retired Baltimore Raven, Ray Lewis, is seen with Belfort and the Blackzilian coaching staff. Check it: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

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...