Archive: TRT

Nov 4, 2013 5:14 pm

Tim Kennedy Has Harsh Words for Vitor Belfort

Tim Kennedy, who fights Rafael Natal this Wednesday Nov. 6 on UFC Fight for the Troops 3, seems to already be setting his sights on a possible match-up with Vitor Belfort in the future. Kennedy had harsh words for Belfort’s testosterone replacement therapy use, as reported by Bloody Elbow. “Oh yeah, I will always want...

Oct 18, 2013 11:28 am

Dana White: Brandon Vera ‘Probably’ Not Cut From UFC

  Long-time UFC fighter, Brandon Vera, still has a job fighting in the heavyweight division.  According to UFC President Dana White, “if he hasn’t been cut yet, he’s probably not getting cut.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Despite winning just one of his last six fights, Brandon Vera will live to fight another day in...

Aug 27, 2013 11:17 am

Vitor Belfort: “It’s Good To Have Two Guys On TRT Fight”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It is no secret at this point that Vitor Belfort is using TRT (testosterone replacement therapy). It is also no secret that he is under the microscope of many fans and MMA analysts who believe that Belfort is somehow cheating, even though his use for TRT has been approved for each of...

Aug 26, 2013 10:26 am

Tim Kennedy Tells Vitor Belfort to ‘Fight Clean, Stop Using Steroids’

Only a few weeks ago, Vitor Belfort shunned the idea of facing Tim Kennedy, saying that he would only fight for the belt or in a super fight at another weight.  Not one to be dismissed so easily, Kennedy recently spoke out against Vitor Belfort’s use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy, telling the Brazilian middleweight to...


Aug 22, 2013 10:16 pm

Belfort vs Henderson on Shaky Ground After WADA Lab Suspension

On November 9th, Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson are set to collide once again. After meeting almost seven years ago at “PRIDE 32”, when the American recorded a decision victory over the Brazilian, the longtime veterans have agreed to headline  the UFC Fight Night 32, in the city of Goiania, Brazil, in a light heavyweight...

Aug 9, 2013 12:07 pm

Vitor Belfort on TRT: ‘I’m Not Doing Anything Illegal… It Makes The Fights Fair’

Almost seventeen years after his professional MMA debut, Vitor Belfort is still in the top of the sport. Since his defeat to light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on September of 2012, “the Phenom” has accomplished two important victories in a row against Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold, making another strong case for a title shot...

Jul 26, 2013 9:26 am

Whistleblower Claims MMA Fighters Involved In Biogenesis PED Scandal

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Former Biogenesis of Miami employee Porter Fischer turned boxes of documents over to Miami New Times last year, included in the documents were lists of athletes that Biogenesis supplied performance enhancing drugs to. These athletes come from all walks of sports, and Fischer stated that he and several associates have...

Jul 23, 2013 12:08 pm

Chael Sonnen Cleared for TRT Use for Fight with Shogun Rua

Chael Sonnen is perhaps the most notorious fighter using Testosterone Replacement Therapy after he tested positive for high testosterone levels in his first loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 117.  In a recent interview, he confirmed that the athletic commission in Massachusetts has accepted his request for theraputic use of TRT for his UFC bout...

Jul 19, 2013 11:57 am

Dan Henderson Stopped Using TRT Before Evans Fight

The use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in mixed martial arts has drawn quite a bit of controversy since the treatment first became prominent. Aging fighters have used TRT as a way to level the playing field with their younger, more naturally testosterone-driven counterparts while many still believe that TRT use is unnatural and that...

Jul 16, 2013 1:02 pm

UFC 161 drug tests come back clean, Dan Hendo not granted TRT exemption

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Drug tests from June’s UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson card have returned and all fighter’s tests came back negative. MMAJunkie confirmed the results with Marc Ratner the UFC’s senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs. Dan Henderson, who has received TUEs (Testosterone Use Exemption) giving him the ability to...

Jun 13, 2013 11:08 am

Chael Sonnen on Jim Rome: I took TRT “To Get an Edge”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Media favorite and UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen hit the news waves once again as he joined Jim Rome on his show to discuss several topics surrounding the UFC, MMA, and, of course, the controversial topic of TRT use in the sport. Sonnen, who is never one to shy away from...

Jun 12, 2013 9:47 am

TRT Disallowed in California

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   The California State Athletic Commission could be changing the mixed martial arts world dramatically, as it has placed a temporary ban on Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) with a decision Monday.   In an 8-hour meeting, one of the items discussed was a new proposed...

May 23, 2013 12:56 pm

Roy Nelson Says Belfort ‘Should Never Get a License in Las Vegas’

In a recent interview with Bloodyelbow.com, Roy Nelson talked about UFC middleweight fighter Vitor Belfort. Belfort is coming off a huge KO win over former Strikeforce middleweight champion in Luke Rockhold with a spinning back-kick in the first round.  Leading up to the fight, both Rockhold and Belfort had a lot to say about the...

May 16, 2013 7:44 pm

Luke Rockhold: Vitor Needs TRT Because He Is Lacking Something

Former Strikeforce middleweight kingpin Luke Rockhold has remained very vocal on his opinion surrounding the highly controversial issue of Testerone Replacement Therapy, a treatment that his opponent at UFC on FX 8 this weekend has such an exemption for. Since the Therapeutic Use Exemption was enacted last year, several fighters have gone public with their...

Apr 18, 2013 9:57 am

Jon Jones Apologizes for Sonnen Steroid Comments

The dynamic between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen is not a clear one. At times, the competitors seemed to be courteous on the Ultimate Fighter. But recently Jones has had enough of being cordial with Sonnen who has done his signature job of using his words to excite people for his fight. Jones let his...

Apr 5, 2013 10:44 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | TJ Grant On Moving To 155, TRT, Weed & More | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Wednesday night, UFC lightweight fighter, TJ Grant, spoke with BJPenn.com Radio in the midst of his training for a May 25 fight against former title-contender, Gray Maynard.  For Grant (20-5), this will be his fifth fight at 155 lbs, a weight-class in which he has found enormous success.  He is 4-0 at lightweight, with one...

Mar 25, 2013 10:08 am

Cain Velasquez Says His Body Proves He’s An All Natural Fighter | UFC NEWS

  With the UFC’s recent cut of heavyweight fighter, Lavar Johnson, who failed his UFC 157 post-fight drug test with testosterone levels consistent with steroid use, the Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) debates have opened once again.  In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, denounced PED’s and...

Feb 28, 2013 10:01 pm

Overeem’s Testosterone Levels Are Dangerously Low | UFC NEWS

Earlier this week, it was reported that Alistair Overeem’s supplemental blood test following UFC 156 brought back results not many expected: his testosterone levels were low.  The tests indicated his testosterone at 179 nanograms per deciliter, a number significantly lower than the normal 400 ng/dL. As MMAFighting.com reported, however, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director,...