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Dana White Slams TRT as a Way to Cheat

February 15, 2013 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Dana White spoke following the UFC on FUEL 7 weigh-ins (via MMAOpinion) about testosterone replacement therapy and his thoughts on it. Check out the highlights:

On his opposition to TRT: “TRT has become a way for people to cheat. If this is what your normal level should be and then you have guys training at huge levels for their whole camp then tapering down to get to normal levels before the f***ing fight, that’s cheating, and I don’t like it anymore…There are plenty of guys in the UFC that are naturally gifted and talented fighters. If you’re testosterone levels are too low, then you’re probably too old to be fighting. Stop fighting.”

On his plan to test TRT-using fighters: “We can test everybody. I’m telling you right now, if you are using testosterone replacement therapy, get ready motherf***ers becaue we’re going to test the s*** out of you.”

On his new, harder stance against it: “Some things recently have led me to believe that people are f***ing cheaters, people are taking good things and turning them into a bad tihng and if you want to play those games, then guess what, we’ll play…There’s so much s*** out there. Right now there’s banned substances and we follow the regulations and we’re going after the banned substances. TRT was never one of them and they would be tested leading up to the fight to make sure the levels are good. If you’re on TRT now, you’re going to wish you weren’t. We’re going to test the living s*** out of you.”

On TRT being unfair: “You have guys that go in there 100% natural with his talent and natural ability against someone on TRT, basically someone that’s on steroids. I’m absolutely 100 percent against TRT and now I’m going to start fighting it 100 percent with the athletic commissions and I want nothing to do with it.”

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