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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 »

Cro Cop glad Bigfoot put ‘arrogant’ Overeem back in his place

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Mirko Cro Cop might still be angry about the two knees he took to the groin from Alistair Overeem back at DREAM 6 in September 2008 in Japan that halted the bout early via No Contest. Or he might just be giving his unbiased opinion on what happens to a fighter who gets popped for elevated testosterone levels high enough to power a thoroughbred race horse, who then is forced to sit on the sidelines and return to the Octagon eight months later without pharmaceutical crutches. Read More »

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

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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 »

Alistair Overeem breaks silence on failed drug test *VIDEO*

Alistair Overeem was a guest Tuesday evening on UFC Tonight to discuss for the first time the elevated testosterone to epitestosterone levels that appeared during a random drug test that was sprung on him by the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier this year. Overeem explained what he is doing to prove he is a clean fighter and hopes to return to the UFC by year's end. Read More »

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