UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones, 25, is still several years from hitting his prime. Dan Henderson is just three days out from hitting 42, and will be packing Testosterone Replacement Therapy in his back pocket for their UFC 151 shootout.
During Tuesday’s UFC 151 conference call Jones detailed his disdain for TRT and other PEDs.
“That’s a pretty controversial topic, I’m not sure I should go there or not. Basically, I believe that if you’re healthy enough to play a sport, you shouldn’t take any performance-enhancing drugs or anything [like] testosterone. Fighters make a lot of money in their 20s, they make a lot of money in their 30s, and when they get in their 40s, unfortunately, you’re in your 40s. You should fight the way you fight when you’re in your 40s. Switch your style up to stay in the game.
“I don’t think you should be able to take a drug to pretty much give you the strength of a 30-year-old again. That’s like me saying, ‘Oh, I’m not as fast as I was when I was 20. Let me just take something to be 20 again.”
“I think things like TRT and steroids should be for the sick or for the normal people that really need the drugs. Not athletes. If you’re an athlete, be an athlete. I don’t think anyone should have anything that enhances them.”
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