Chael Sonnen on Possibly Having to Retire from MMA if He Canít Use TRT
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 03.05.2014
ďI may have to stop the sport.Ē
On this week's episode of UFC Tonight, UFC fighter Chael Sonnen discussed the issue of the recent banning of TRT by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and the UFC agreeing to enforce the ban elsewhere. The Brazilian athletic commission has also instituted a ban against TRT. Sonnen previously was granted an exemption to use TRT for his fights. Below are some highlights and a video of the segment:
Sonnen on no longer using TRT: "If it doesn't work, I may have to stop the sport. It's as simple as that."
Sonnen on not having to choose between the sport or health: "The problem is, it's a little bit early. I don't know myself. I know I have to sit down with my team, not only my management, and understand the rules, but we also have to then talk with doctors and figure out your health. An athlete should not have to choose between sport or health. It should be a combination of both."