Bowles tests positive for elevated T/E ratio

by Chris Palmquist |

Former WEC champion Brian Bowles has tested positive for an elevated testosterone to epitosterone rating, according to an e-mail sent from Keith Kizer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Bowles was tested after his May 25th loss to George Roop.

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hendofanforlife site profile image  

6/11/13 1:09 AM by hendofanforlife

Okay, so he didn't post on the thread but I posted his reply email, precisely about having to be under the ratio even on a TUE. a side note skooter is on that thread pre hey hendo times.

hendofanforlife site profile image  

6/11/13 12:52 AM by hendofanforlife

The test is used even on a TUE if you get tested as part of the normal testing they might do. Along with drug etc. you have to pass no matter what! They don't waive the ratio requirement. And like overeem found out they can test anytime after the bout is announced

BobD site profile image  

6/11/13 12:34 AM by BobD

Ok.  Ignoring for the moment that the test is not used if you're on a TUE, and assumming that the fighter's Epitest levels are within normal range.  Then: Yes... the therapy allowed under a TUE would still have to keep the test to epitest ratio within the 4:1 to 6:1 guideline...  and that is because a TUE only allows therapy that puts the fighter in the normal range for testosterone. As for why you wouild do it,  I think that's obvious.  To qualify for a TUE your test leveal have to be below nornal range.. that is below about 120 ng/dl (standards vary).  That's lower than the average level of men 85 to 100 years old.  The fighter will not be competitive.  Bringing him back into the normal range will radically improve his training and life.  So he is now competitive, and he's not cheating.  If you're asking why not just do it on his own.. well, that carries the risk of being caught and punished

Haulport site profile image  

6/10/13 11:31 PM by Haulport

My question is WHY ON EARTH would any fighter invite that if they STILL have to maintain 6:1 or below levels? If there is NO BENEFIT from getting a TUE then why on earth are fighters asking for them left and right? THAT is my question and it is NOT moot.....................

murofgu site profile image  

6/10/13 4:48 PM by murofgu


luctaro site profile image  

6/10/13 4:32 PM by luctaro

Will he get cut?

hendofanforlife site profile image  

6/10/13 4:09 PM by hendofanforlife

He came and answered that direct question I asked on a chael thread from when he popped. He's already answered and yes, you still have to test under 6:1, or 4:1 depending on state. Even with a TUE.

BobD site profile image  

6/10/13 3:33 PM by BobD

Possibly he's hoping you'll unask the question.  Let me help if I can The T/E ratio is just an inexpensive preliminary indicator that something may be amiss.   When an athlete is granted a TUE, he is agreeing to random blood tests which directly measure his free testosterone levels.  The only thing that matters is that  level..  as long is it's within the normal band (roughtly 120 to 900 ng/dl) the athlete will pass review.  The T/E ratio is not used under the protocols for a TUE.  Your question is moot.

Dumbass JoeMimic site profile image  

6/10/13 2:37 PM by Dumbass JoeMimic

I was so pissed when he beat Torres. He ruined him lol.

john_d1974 site profile image  

6/10/13 2:30 PM by john_d1974

cheatings cheating.