RIP TRT. The highly debated topic of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in the UFC has been finally been put to rest. Yesterday, Nevada State Athletic Commission banned TRT from their state. Shortly after, Dana White stated that the UFC would follow suit. This comes off the heels of riveting article on TRT by ESPN which essentially stated that TRT was legal cheating and dangerous for the sport.
So, this means Vitor Belfort, the poster boy for TRT, will not be allowed to use it for his title fight against Chris Weidman. Will he cycle it illegally in his home camp of Flordia (Blackzilians)? It will be interesting to see how his body looks like at the weigh-ins for UFC 173. Will he look like a prime WWE Rock or will he look like the Vitor that fought Anderson Silva at UFC 126, where he got knocked out by a front kicked to the face?
I for one applaud the NSAC for banning TRT and subsequently eliminating it from the UFC completely. The lines were getting way too blurry. It sounded like you could go to a doctor, tell them you were feeling lethargic and get a TRT script. It was comparable to obtaining a Weed card in Cali. Let’s let these warriors in the UFC fight on an even playing field now. If you really need synthetic testosterone to fight, then you probably shouldn’t be competing in MMA. Plain and simple!