Aldo supports TRT, accuses Couture of using PEDs

 

Featherweight champion Jose Aldo has been generally soft spoken in the media, but today commented on the hot button topic of TRT, even tossing a heavy accusation at a former UFC world champion:

"I don’t see the problem with using TRT," Aldo told Tatame. "Everybody uses [steroids], from the champion to the newcomer. I believe we [from Nova Uniao] are the only ones that don’t do that, because Andre (Pederneiras) was always against steroids. I think it’s wrong to criticize someone who came forward and said they take TRT."

"Americans always used that," he said. "Randy Couture fought until he was 50, and you say he was clean? If the doctors prescribe you and you’re on the limits, OK, I see no problem. If I need that one day, I will use TRT too."

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Jons Forsberg site profile image  

8/14/13 1:52 PM by Jons Forsberg

"1)Perhaps, but my answer is they shouldn't compete at all"easy for you to say, it's not your career or the future of your family invested in this.

DatSpider site profile image  

8/13/13 7:43 PM by DatSpider

* Objective@ MasterofMartialArts:Still an accusation then- regardless of other people believing it as well.

DatSpider site profile image  

8/13/13 7:37 PM by DatSpider

1)Perhaps, but my answer is they shouldn't compete at all.Besides, a minimum requirement should be documentation of a history with low testosterone. 2) True.I don’t want anyone on TRT or other PED's, the objection should be a cleaner sport, it doesn't mean I don’t know a lot of people are currently using. There are, however, solutions which includes; stricter drug testing, random/unexpected visits from the athletic commission and/or VADA, and stricter punishment. The majority of people- since you can never really stop it- should be scared of getting caught red-handed, and thus losing their career.3) What about the people who do fight fair and honorable? Those are the ones who matter, and should be protected instead of having your pessimistic viewpoint which is, basically, the same as giving up e.g. the judging situation at which point it would be better to argue for a drug free-for-all. I mean, do you really think people will stop at TRT?4)We know for a fact Vitor is on something.The rest is speculation.

DatSpider site profile image  

8/13/13 7:33 PM by DatSpider

Thank you.Respect

georgejonesjr site profile image  

8/13/13 7:41 AM by georgejonesjr

I agree Aldo is a good guy, and definitely one of the best P4P fighters. And its quite possible the translation might not have been one of the best - it seems odd for him to say it the way it was translated.

georgejonesjr site profile image  

8/13/13 7:38 AM by georgejonesjr

B

DrunkenBatman site profile image  

8/13/13 12:12 AM by DrunkenBatman

In. Did I read that right.... Was it something a long the lines of .... EVERYONE DOES IT OTHER THAN US....I love also but that is crazy talk

RockMeAmadeus site profile image  

8/12/13 11:13 PM by RockMeAmadeus

Favella Truth!#Brazil4Steroids

BlueNamer site profile image  

8/12/13 11:05 PM by BlueNamer

i don't pay 65 bucks twice a month to have to sit and ethically ponder who is on what and who isn't. i don't fucking care. i pay to see the best fighters in the world in the most exciting fashion, however it is delivered.legalize it.aldo speaks the truth.