Thursday, October 21, 2021

Dana White: Cracking Down On TRT Is Impossible, Talks Testing

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

One of the hot topics in the world of MMA recently has been that of testosterone replacement therapy and this week Dana White gave his opinion on the treatment and also discussed the differences that MMA athletes face in drug testing compared to baseball or football:

“We've got 375 guys under contract,” White said. “We're doing a zillion fights a year, traveling all over the world, all these other things that we're doing. Now, you really think that we can crack down and [expletive] chase these guys around everywhere they live all over the world and just randomly test these guys all the time?

“It's impossible,” he said. “I want to see [expletive] baseball and football and all these other guys get tested the way we get tested. There would be no baseball or football if they got tested the way we get tested. I don't want to throw this thing at everyone else, but the point is, we're the most regulated sport on the planet, and that's a fact.”

“Testosterone replacement therapy is something you can do,” he told MMAjunkie.com. “It's for guys whose testosterone is too low, but here's what you're supposed to do: You're supposed to get it back to the levels of a normal guy your age, and if you're even that much over, now it becomes illegal.

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