Dana White Supports A Doctor's Proposal To Ban TRT From MMA
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.28.2014
It solves a lot of problems...
In an interview with the Associated Press, Dana White said he supports the Association of Ringside Physicians' request for the band of testosterone replacement therapy in MMA. Here are highlights:
On the call to ban TRT: "The doctors came out and said they want to ban it? Well, that's the answer. It's legal in the sport. The commissions let you do it. You get an exemption, and you have to be monitored and all the stuff that's going on, but if they're going to do away with it? There you go. It's a problem solved."
On Vitor Belfort's use of TRT: "He drives me crazy, and me and Vitor were not on good terms a few months ago. Just because this whole TRT thing, I think, is unfair, and I said we're going to test the living (daylights) out of him (during training). And we have, and he has complied, and he has been within the limits he's supposed to have."
On the UFC's efforts to combat drug use in MMA: "We couldn't be more proactive. Drugs hurt us. Hurts our sport. Let alone our perception in the media and everything — it destroys great athletes. Drugs destroy great athletes, because once you start on them, you can never get off them. You're on them for the rest of your career."