Archive: TRT

Feb 5, 2014 7:46 pm

Weidman Eyeing Trip Up To 205 Division

“Whatever the fans really want to see, and whatever is the toughest challenge for me. Right now, the 185-pound division is exciting. There’s a lot of guys and a lot of matchups that people want to see me against. So those are the fights I’m going to fight. But if it comes to the point...

Feb 3, 2014 4:48 am

Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort Official Date Set: May 24 in Las Vegas

  Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort now have an (official) date with destiny.   ESPN’s Brett Okamoto announced over the weekend that the two men will square off on May 24th, in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas.   “BREAKING: Chris Weidman will defend his UFC middleweight title belt vs. Vitor Belfort on May...

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 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 29, 2014 2:51 pm

Nevada Athletic Commission Doc Says Belfort Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Use TRT

“If we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that someone has used PED’s in the past, they will not get an exemption,” said Dr. Timothy Trainor concerning the licensing of Vitor Belfort (above).  “No, no way.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Vitor Belfort has a fight lined up, which means that the MMA world...

Jan 23, 2014 12:45 pm

NSAC Says Belfort License No Problem, But TRT Could Be

With a UFC Middleweight title fight on the horizon, it seems as though Vitor Belfort will attempt to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption for his upcoming fight against Chris Weidman in Las Vegas. And while he should have no issues in applying for a license in Las Vegas despite a previously failed drug test,...

Jan 23, 2014 6:31 am

Vitor Belfort Will Request TRT Use Exemption For Weidman Fight

Ever since it came out that the UFC was looking to hold the next middleweight title fight, Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort, in Las Vegas, all eyes have been on Belfort and his use of testosterone replacement therapy. More specifically, would he attempt to get a therapeutic use exemption from the Nevada State Athletic Commision and...

Jan 11, 2014 10:20 am

Breaking Down The Three Threats To Weidman In 2014

Will Chris Weidman lose in 2014? Maybe. In a way, even though he beat Anderson Silva twice, I am still not convinced he will be a dominant champion. I do not deny that Weidman is the true champion. He beat Silva fair and square both times. In their first match, Weidman capitalized on Silva’s two...

Dec 27, 2013 8:34 am

Dana White: Bigfoot’s TRT Failure Ruined The Fight For Me, It Destroyed Everything’

Testosterone replacement therapy. Quite possibly the most controversial and taboo subject in all of high level mixed martial arts. Unfortunately, TRT use is becoming more and more prevalent. When news broke that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva tested positive for an elevated level of testosterone in his fight-of-the-year candidate bout against Mark Hunt, many were questioning if...

Dec 19, 2013 8:52 am

Bigfoot Silva Plans To Sue Doctor After Failed Drug Test

After his five round war with Mark Hunt, news broke that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva had elevated levels of testosterone in his system. Silva believes that it was the fault of his doctor, not of his own negligence, that caused him to fail his test. Silva received a therapeutic use exemption for testosterone replacement therapy for...

Dec 18, 2013 9:54 am

Silva says failed post-fight test ‘not my mistake’

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is pointing the finger when it comes to his suspension for elevated levels of testosterone. After Silva’s epic five-round fight with Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 33, “Bigfoot,” (even though he was approved for testosterone-replacement therapy in advance) still failed his post-fight drug test. Silva took to Facebook where he blamed his...

Dec 18, 2013 7:53 am

‘Bigfoot’ Fined/Suspended After Failed Post-Fight Drug Test

For the second time in his professional Mixed Martial Arts career, Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva has been suspended for the use of performance enhancing drugs. The former heavyweight title challenger is coming off a fight-of-the-year candidate against Mark Hunt, just two-weeks ago, that ended in a draw. The bout will now be ruled a no-contest on...

Dec 11, 2013 3:56 pm

Chael Sonnen, TRT, And The Gray Areas Of Professional Sports

Testosterone-replacement therapy. When you read those three words, you can’t help but feel polarized. To put it simply: either you agree with it, or you don’t. But there are shades of gray on both sides of the fence. Even the most stern of TRT critics would probably turn a softer side, when speaking of Dan...

Nov 20, 2013 7:37 am

All UFC Fight Night 32 Fighters Pass Their Drug Tests

It seems no one will be punished for a failed drug test this time, as all of the fighters who fought on Nov. 9’s UFC Fight Night 32 card in Brazil passed their tests. This includes the main event competitors, Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort and Dan “Hendo” Henderson. Belfort and Henderson were both granted a...

Nov 12, 2013 9:31 am

Keith Kizer Discusses Protocol Needed For Belfort NSAC Licensing

After showing improvements in his striking ability and diversity (evident by three straight knockouts via head kick), Vitor Belfort has seemingly positioned himself at the front of the line for the next crack at the UFC middleweight title after Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman settle their business in the octagon. However, a problem arises in...

Nov 8, 2013 9:45 am

Henderson: I Don’t Care What [Belfort’s] On, I’m Going To Beat Him Up

As I spoke about in an earlier article, Belfort and Henderson will be on an even TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) playing field for their upcoming showdown, at Ultimate Fight Night 32.  How they arrived at that field, however, is up for debate. “Hendo” believes that Belfort is using TRT because of prior steroid use, not...

Nov 7, 2013 10:13 am

EXCLUSIVE | ‘The Fight Doctor’ Jon Gelber, M.D. Discusses Dangers of TRT, Weight Cuts

Fight Doctor Jon Gelber, M.D. (founder of FightMedicine.net) has focused his career around two points; medicine and MMA. Even with the internet, finding the truths of medicine through the abundance of false info can certainly be difficult for someone outside the field of medical occupations. Being a martial arts practitioner, a fight fan, and a doctor has given Dr. Gelber a perspective that very...

Nov 5, 2013 8:21 am

Hendo Feels Pressure To Win But Won’t Retire With Loss To Belfort

By Evan Stoumbelis MMA and UFC legends Dan Henderson and Vitor Belfort will square off for the second time this Saturday. However this time it will be under the UFC banner, the last time these two warriors met was back in 2006 at Pride 32 where Dan Henderson won via unanimous decision. News surfaced this...