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Over the years, Vitor Belfort has become the poster boy for testosterone replacement therapy in mixed martial arts. Right or wrong, he has received the lion’s share of criticism, whether it be for using TRT, for fighting his most recent bouts under the perceived lax oversight in Brazil, for saying he needed time to retrain his body so that he could fight without it, or any number of other issues.
Chael Sonnen is a fellow fighter that has enlisted the use of TRT, and now finds himself in a position to have to find a way to fight without it or hang up the gloves.
“If this retires guys then it retires guys. The rules are the rules,” said Sonnen on a recent edition of UFC Tonight.
Sonnen, faced with this reality, is one of the few that believes Belfort taking a step back and assessing the situation is “genuine and sincere.”
Check out what Sonnen had to say about Nevada’s recent decision to ban TRT, Belfort stepping back from fighting for the moment, and what the realities of the situation are.