Originally Posted by sonofsteven
I kind of agree here . It has a legit spot in all of sports IMO but it is easy to abuse. More stringent testing should help negate that. And damn DW sounds like he has recently been burned on this topic somehow. Sounds personal!
I think Marquardt burned him. I believe--obviously, I don't know a thing, but I think
he knew full well, and trusted Nate to come in under the limit. I think that's why his reaction was so vociferous.
I think this latest outcry is a reaction to Belfort headkicking the PPV sales right out of a Bisping/Anderson Silva card.
I'm interested in some developments, however. When I first read about TRT, I was under the impression that the levels a fighter was allowed were not "those of a 25" year old, but rather the minimum norm for someone of his age group.
There is still a huge difference between a TRT user and a TRT abuser. I've always thought the easiest way to deal with that would be to test a fighter routinely throughout camp. And the UFC have always had the power to do that...but they've chosen to look the other way till now.
And I'm 100% convinced that if a golden boy in the UFC was on TRT--say, Georges, Anderson, Evans or even Bisping, dana wouldn't be suddenly against it. I really think this is a reaction to losing the Anderson/Bisping fight and having to deal with Anderson's parasites as a result.
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