Rockhold: Everyone is cheating the system


Luke Rockhold has been a very vocal opponent of testosterone replacement therapy in the sport of mixed martialarts. He has criticized Belfort for his use of the therapy and emphasized his stance in a conversation with Steph Daniels of B/E:

Obviously, there are circumstances where people have a legitimate need for it. Maybe they're in their forties or they were born with one ball, or something like that. I actually do know a fighter who only has one ball, so maybe in those cases, where their bodies don't produce enough testosterone naturally, they need to supplement to get to normal levels.

Then there's guys like Vitor, who are previous steroid users, and steroids have been known to lower your testosterone levels, yet they're still getting cleared to fight overseas, just so they can use the exemption. There's guys that are in their twenties that are on testosterone, which is a joke. It's becoming too rampant in our sport. Everyone is getting qualified for the exemption.

It's almost like a cover up. You know, being a fighter, you hear things, and these guys are way over their limits, and they're doing everything under the sun, winding down or cycling down to get their levels in the legal limits. Everyone is cheating the system, and I think there needs to be more testing done throughout the camps, and at the fight.

I understand that they'll probably never do it, because it jeopardizes those big fights. That puts a lot of money at risk, but I'd like to see more testing. I'd like to see the playing field leveled out.

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Evzey site profile image  

5/18/13 5:55 PM by Evzey

Thing is Vitor has pissed hot before and Sure wouldn't get an exemption to fight in Nevada

Auron Heidenrach site profile image  

5/18/13 3:14 PM by Auron Heidenrach

You have no idea. You're inserting your own opinion, as if you're speaking for him, and that's stupid.

ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

5/18/13 3:07 PM by ranier wolfcastle

i wonder if rockholds never done a roid

Mezla site profile image  

5/18/13 3:05 PM by Mezla

VikingHorde, if I could vote you up I would.

colubrid1 site profile image  

5/18/13 2:08 PM by colubrid1

I hope vitor smashes the daylights out of him tonight.

VikingHorde site profile image  

5/18/13 2:03 PM by VikingHorde

I'm not saying that Rockhold used PED's but doesn't it always seem like whenever somebody is very outspoken opposing something they always get caught doing it themselves at some point in time? I could name 5 people I work with that bitched about someone breaking the rules then got caught doing something 5x worse. How many politicians, religious leaders,ect. have been caught doing the very things they swore were so terrible. Just a thought that come's to mind whenever I hear someone bitching loudly, I assume they are the one's guilty.

GarlicSauce site profile image  

5/18/13 3:19 AM by GarlicSauce

Wow, that's all his whining BEFORE the fight. Imagine how many months of whining we'll hear after Victor knocks him out.

LibraryCard site profile image  

5/18/13 2:33 AM by LibraryCard

I like Rockhold. I hope he smashes Vitor and scores one for the good guys.

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5/18/13 2:03 AM by GSPushedInMyStinkEye

Please explain.  

CNewton317 site profile image  

5/18/13 1:45 AM by CNewton317

Please kick this guy off the ug...his stupidity is off the charts