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Wednesday, 04/11/2012, 04:00 pm

Tito Ortiz: “If I have to do TRT, I'm done with the sport.”


By Dustin Moore:
Tito Ortiz gave his two cents about Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) in a recent interview to www.fightersonlymag.com, stating that “If I have to do that kind of stuff, I’m done with the sport, I wont compete anymore because I want to be a natural athlete.”

There has been a lot of controversy lately about TRT, with Alistair Overeem failing his random drug test, which has jeopardized his bout with UFC heavy weight champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 146 on May 26th in Las Vegas. Overeem claim’s that his elevated testosterone levels came from TRT, and will go before the Nevada State Athletic Commission April 24th to appeal his case.

Tito Ortiz believes that if you have to undergo TRT then MMA is not the sport for you, “My recommendation is don’t do it. If its against the law or against the sport, don’t do it and if you do have to do it, don’t fight anymore.”

Ortiz has served a 15 year long career in MMA and has not failed a single drug test. Tito is now at the end of his climatic MMA career, with one fight left in him he looks to defeat his rival opponent Forrest Griffin for a second time. Ortiz at one time held the UFC light heavyweight title from April 14, 2000 to September 26th, 2003, among being a long time title holder he has had epic match ups with the likes of Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture, he was the biggest PPV draw in 2006, and now looks to leave the sport on his own terms, finishing his career with a rubber match versus Griffin who is also a former champion.

Ortiz got the better of Griffin in their first fight back at UFC 59 in April of 2006, taking the fight by split decision; but the result came with controversy that led to a second meeting in November of 2009 at UFC 106, where Griffin won the fight also via split decision. The two fighters now look to settle the score and squash the rivalry for good, they will face each other one last time on July 7th, at UFC 148.Stay tuned into BJPENN.com for upcoming information on the fate of Alistair Overeem and the final showdown between Griffin and Ortiz.

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28 Comments to Tito Ortiz: “If I have to do TRT, I'm done with the sport.”

  1. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    It’s amazing how big a deal Overeem failing the PED test is. With all of this bad publicity I’m starting to think that Overeem will get cut sooner or later.

  2. Ruben says:

    If you can’t do it naturally then don’t do it at all, period. This isn’t some game where taking PED’s will help you win a race or score more points, this is a sport where if you cheat you are putting another mans life at risk, unnecessary risk.

  3. Dick Diaz says:

    lol tito ortiz is done with the sport even without TRT… no offense…

  4. A. Chung says:

    Tito is right! If an Athlete requires TRT he or she should not be allowed to compete. They retired. It is like saying a person who can not hit a ML fast ball should not be playing in the majors! If your natural abilities is not sufficient for you to compete then you shouldn’t be competing!

  5. ma mama said mma says:

    fuck we get it its bad to use PEDs how many more fighters have to have their fucking say

  6. Dw says:

    Maybe Tito should try it, he might actually get a win

    • Toby says:

      Amen Dw. Tito has been done with the sport for years, just in it for the payday. He shudda tried trt as soon as he heard about it, might have been able to finish Cote and we all know Shamrock don’t count.

  7. scuzalbutt says:

    if he even tried it he would beat poor Jenna up worse than the first time

  8. GET RID OF TRT says:

    GET RID OF TRT

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  9. jonsey says:

    tito is probly scared of hurting his body he has been threw alot of injurys…if i was fukin jenna jameson i would not risk my dick in anyways…

  10. Brett says:

    I don’t think roids should be illegal any ways, when you think about it. It’s simple propaganda to get people in the west to believe it’s actually bad for you. Just like how they said weed is bad for you, when really it’s supposedly healthy for you. If you believe that these things are bad, then your just a drone to your machine like government. P.S. They can be abused, to a point where death can occur, but then again, cheese burgers can be abused to a point where you can die to. Let then do the stuff, it’s only going to make the fights exciting, and help the fighters regulate it, so it can, and will be done safety. My theory is that to regulate it, would cost to much money, and for the government, it’s just easier to say it’s bad for you, make it a banned substance.

    • Tsimanga says:

      You’re an idiot. Go hang out with Jesse Ventura on Area 51 buddy. To say smoking pot and steroids are good for you? Get real. I’ve done both, and neither are good for you. There’s a reason why you hardly ever see any elderly stoners out there…. because they are dead from inhaling 10,000 chemicals in their lungs over the years.

  11. Unbelieveable tekkers says:

    By getting rid of TRT and it’s users then your getting rid of dan Henderson. Say all you want about fighters failing tests but don’t bad mouth all fighters who use TRT. Dan Henderson hasn’t failed a test recently has he? Infact did anyone even know Henderson was using TRT until all this with Chael sonnen?

  12. Unbelieveable tekkers says:

    Brett your comment is extremely dumb. The fights might be exciting but do you understand the dangers of fighting a guy who is juiced up. The guy isn’t human anymore! It’s hazardous to health by letting a roided fighter in the ring. I can guarantee the first octagon related death will be caused by someone taking PEDs

  13. Bjj BB says:

    Tim silvia was on roids when frank mir broke his arm to win the belt, Tim got cought with a roid test after the fight, so even if frank did not win by snappin tims arm, frank would of got the belt anyway

  14. Neva scared says:

    Bbj bb Sylvia was actually off roids when he fought Mir. He was on them when he fought Gab McGee and failed the post drug test after. The Mir fight was after his suspension. And Mir would not have won the belt if tim was on them and won. You can’t win a belt threw a failed drug test

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