The Great TRT Debate – Florian, Evans, Bisping and Cruz Go Head to Head (Video)

August 1, 2012
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Great TRT Debate - UFC TonightShould TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) be legal in the UFC and MMA in general?

That has been one of the hottest topics surrounding mixed martial arts for quite some time now, particularly since Chael Sonnen and Nate Marquardt dealt with the topic in very public forums with the athletic commissions.

Fuel TV’s Ariel Helwani led a lively debate on UFC Tonight with Michael Bisping, Rashad Evans, Kenny Florian and Dominick Cruz about the recent rise in popularity of TRT among fighters. Let’s just say they weren’t all on the same page.

Check out the debate from UFC Tonight below…

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  • Danjitsu

    Wow, who would have guessed that it would be Bisping who would be the one to interrupt and talk over people the whole time.

    • elguapo

      Just seemed like he was having a bit of fun to me, what’s wrong with that? And he was entirely correct with his opinion too by the way.

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        • RubeKegal

          agree with your agree

      • poster

        yeah I definitely gained a lot of respect for bisping with this.

  • jmsbjj

    Nothing is wrong with TRT if you wanna be a fake ass wanna be no talent bitch like 98% of the ufc.

  • SuperNate-AO

    Watching the interview I found myself wondering why everyone hates Bisping. He speaks his mind, and in this case, he is right. I actually believe he is drug-free. Rashad, on the other hand, sounds like a fighter who is about to announce he has low testosterone. TRT to the rescue!

    • elguapo

      Ha, yes indeed. I thought both Evans and cruz were pretty non-committal about the issue. They didn’t have much to say did they, wonder why?

  • if a fighter does have low testosterone there are certain foods they can eat to bring it back into normal levels. examples steak eggs Cabbage Broccoli Cauliflower Avocados Nuts zinc and olives

  • suckmeupagain

    At the gym where I train at (and no, I’m not gonna name it), word is that Cruz is definitely on some sort of PED. Of course I don’t know if he is or he isn’t, but it most definitely wouldn’t surprise me if he is. With all that moving and jumping that he does (and never gets tired), it’s hard to imagine he’s not on something.

    Here’s a list of other fighters who are allegedly on PEDs: GSP, Jose Aldo, and Uriah Faber.

    And guys, before you guys bash me, I’m not saying that they’re on PEDs, just that the gym where I train at, rumor is that their on something.

    • elguapo

      With respect dude, that’s got to be just rumour and hearsay. I would imagine all top fighters that use PEDs would do it on the sly with only their closest team knowing anything about it. However, I have never trained mma and nor do I claim to so I’ve never experienced the gym culture and the stories from behind the scenes. I’d be surprised by Aldo being on it, I’ve never been particularly impressed with his cardio and I would have thought that having seemingly unlimited cardio would be a tell-tale sign of juicing.

  • elguapo

    Bisping said it right again. Test everyone, whether they’re in fight camp or not, every month or two. This would prevent all juicing etc if they were testing for all PEDs. And I mean ALL PEDs and masking agents, don’t just test for TRT and weed.