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The TRT Diary – Shattered Dreams

The poster boy for TRT

Has Testosterone Replacement Therapy been the miracle cure that it is advertised to be? I thought I was almost ready for a UFC debut but then the news of many sanctioning bodies now refusing to give exemptions has crushed those dreams. Read More »

Athletic commission bans use of TRT in Nevada

The poster boy for TRT

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today voted unanimously to ban therapeutic use exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy. That means guys like Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson and others who have previously received exemptions in the state will no longer be permitted to use the hormone treatment. Read More »

Shah Bobonis Blog: PED Problems in MMA

pro MMA fighter Shah Bobonis

It seems a month doesn’t go by where we don’t hear of at least one positive test for banned substances in Mixed Martial Arts. Lots of different opinions on what needs to be done to clean the sport up float around but not much gets done in the way of change to the current norms. Read More »

Pandemonium Blog: Lance Armstrong, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and MMA

Lance Armstrong

The headlines these days are covered with stories about Lance Armstrong’s massive cover up over his extensive performance–enhancing drugs (“PED”) use. MMA has an interesting dilemma when it comes to PEDs. It has had some very high profile fighters, including Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson, Nate Marquardt and Quinton Jackson, admit to a legal form of steroid use, Testosterone Replacement Therapy (“TRT”). Read More »

Tito Ortiz on TRT: ‘I think we’re sending the wrong message to fans’

tito ortiz2

UFC Hall of Famer Tito Oritz is not happy. His final fight inside the Octagon was a rubber match against Forrest Griffin at UFC 148. It was a close fight, Tito dropped Forrest a couple times, but in the end the judges awarded Forrest the decision. After the fight however, it came out that Forrest is yet another fighter that has received a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Read More »

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