Glad they decided on this fight. I like Rockhold a lot but I am pulling for Vitor in this one. I think he will find Rockhold's head. Rockhold is a great athlete though and could possibly succeed where Bisping failed.
While some, like the aforementioned Bisping, see TRT as "dressed up cheating" and others, like Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson, see fighters under the treatment as "mentally weak," Rockhold doesn't have too much of a problem with it.
He broke it down to Bleacher Report in a recent interview:
"I think the TRT thing should be out in the open before fights and not after they end. I was also under the belief that if you've been caught with performance enhancing drugs in the past, there was no option for TRT... but ultimately it doesn't matter to me. I saw Ben Henderson's statement about TRT and PED's being a weakness and I feel the exact same way. I don't really care. I'm going out there and I'm going to do what I do. I'm going to beat people whether they are on it or they are clean. I'm a clean fighter and I'm going to go out there and I am going to do my job. It doesn't matter to me. Honestly, I get more satisfaction beating people who are on the stuff."
There are many paths to freedom....not all are peaceful.