Originally Posted by H0SS
Why not? I've never understood this stupid argument. Because it is unfair for veterans to have the testosterone levels of a 20 year old and the experience of a vet?
There are no age brackets. No "testosterone level" brackets.
Fighters are matched up based on performance. It's not like some young, inexperienced fighter would be forced to fight someone ranked as high as Dan Henderson.
There is nothing unfair about it.
I agree with this 100%. Honestly, I don't even care about the origin of the problem as long as their levels are in the normal range today.
Athletes will do a lot to get ahead and some may have cheated in the past, causing them to need TRT or it might caused by something else. But if they don't get popped, I don't care. The only place where it creates questions is someone like Overeem who became dominant after clearly using and then getting caught. And Bigfoot took care of that question for us
Originally Posted by dbader08
Kind of like how Dan Henderson looks better at his age now than he has ever looked, not the same...better. And he has cited it as a "motivational thing". Fighting in front of 100,000 people in pride against the best fighters in the world at the time isn't motivational enough? Whatever you say, Dan. Good job finally finding motivation post 40 years old, I guess.
Am I misremembering or was there an era in Pride where Henderson looked a bit juiced? I'm a Hendo fan but he, like many of the Pride guys, is just someone I assumed used in the past.