Couture: Sometimes fighters go too far with TRT

by Chris Leslie | source:

48-year old Randy Couture has not fought in a year, but he remains hyper active.

“I just finished filming Expendables 2,” said Couture in an interview with MMAFrenzy. “Before that I filmed a movie called Hijacked in which I had the lead in, they will both be out this summer. I’m heading to LA for a meeting about a movie and I will be commentating for the UFC on Fox once again in New Jersey. We just had our third annual Xtreme Couture GI Foundation poker tournament with all the proceeds going to wounded soldier and their families. We have our third annual Ride For Our Troops on May 19. It’s always fun to give back and help those families who need help. Those guys have sacrificed their limbs and it’s something I have enjoyed building from the ground up.”

“Whenever I’m in Vegas I’m at the gym every single day. I don’t really get the itch to fight as I feel like I made the right decision. In today’s society it’s very rare when an athlete gets to go out on his own terms. I felt like I had the privilege to do that and I didn’t have anyone telling me I couldn’t fight anymore. I haven’t really looked back or second guessed myself. I’ve been getting more acting jobs and keeping real busy. I’m really excited about commentating and I’ve developed a passion for acting.”

“There is such fine line with all of the anti-aging stuff that’s out there now. TRT is generally something a guy does in their 40’s and 50’s when their natural production of testosterone drops off. There are other natural ways to boost your own body’s production without replacing it and it’s safer as well, but it still should be under the care of a physician. It’s a very fine and a very personal thing and there is no easy answer. An athlete is using his body to earn a living and entertain the fans, they want to get the most out of themselves, but sometimes they go too far with it.”

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inf0 site profile image  

4/29/12 12:52 AM by inf0

 =) love you all 

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4/29/12 12:50 AM by BaraoKix

Going too far with TRT: Trackmarks

SmackyBear site profile image  

4/29/12 12:45 AM by SmackyBear might be considered an implication, to mention Randy there and in the ESPN, but it's technically not even an accusation of TRT use, let alone proof.

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4/28/12 12:44 PM by UGCTT_LnPninja

 ^^^^^^ It's a joke vid. You got pwned.....lmfao

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4/28/12 12:42 PM by RyannVonDoom

It was wierd how quikly it disappeared. I cant watch the vid btw.

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4/28/12 12:41 PM by RyannVonDoom


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4/28/12 12:39 PM by UGCTT_LnPninja

 Thank you Inf0 I was never talking shit/trying to say you were full of it. So many people had said they heard it over the years, but I never actually heard for myself. Thanks for diggin it up.  EDIT: Damn me for responding before clicking the video.... Also:

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4/28/12 12:31 PM by inf0

 oh and here Smacky, I found a video clip of Rogan discussing it..

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4/28/12 12:27 PM by inf0

" TRT first entered the UFC lexicon around the time of UFC 74, when then-heavyweight champion Randy Couture was preparing to defend his title against Gabriel Gonzaga. There were whispers around that time that Couture was using steroids, to the point where Couture himself claimed he was in a “steroid witch hunt”. Shortly after that, Joe Rogan went on ESPN news and claimed that Couture was on “hormone replacement therapy” and hailed what science can do for older fighters. Rogan has admitted to using both HGH (human growth hormone) and TRT but seeing as how Rogan is a commentator and not a competitor it amounts to a lifestyle choice and Rogan has no athletic commissions he has to work around. " from some MMA site.. not really proof but trust me it happened  

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4/28/12 12:23 PM by inf0

 Other people heard it.. were you even into MMA back then?