Testosterone Replacement Therapy (AKA TRT) has been swirling around the MMA scene for quite some time, but has hit the forefront a lot recently. Fighters such as Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Forrest Griffin, Frank Mir and Chael Sonnen have all admitted to using TRT.
Michael Bisping went one-on-one with The Score‘s, Mauro Ranallo about his thoughts on TRT. Lets just say he does not agree with it at all.
“I think it’s absolute nonsense, rubbish, bullshit. Listen, we all get old, we all grow up, you know? At some point, as you start getting older, your balls don’t work as well and you don’t make as much testosterone, but, that’s life and you deal with it. A guy that is 40-years old doesn’t make as much testosterone as a 21-year old so he gets an exemption certificate to say, ‘So now we will give him as much testosterone as a 21-year old.’ Well, what about me, I’m 33 (years of age), I’m not making the same amount as a 21-year old, but I make more than a 40-year old.
Where do we draw the line? It’s nonsense.
Listen, nature determines that and I don’t think we should interfere with that. I think it’s cheating very, very well, it’s dressed up. Its nonsense, its absolute bullshit and I, for one, am very, very against it. I would never ever do that. I am who I am and I’ve done well doing what I do.” – transcribed by MMAmania.com
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