Belfort would stop TRT for a title shot if necessary

 

Vitor Belfort has been the most talked about athlete surronding the TRT controversey. At 35 years old he has looked phenomonal in his latest outings, although he has been on TRT for three years. Should it be necessary for him to stop TRT for a world title fight, he would, but Belfort doesn't think it's necessary:

Belfort wants to fight the winner or Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva, who meet at UFC 168, and he would accept to stop using TRT if that’s one of the conditions on him earning the shot at the gold.

"I’ve already said that, if they agree with it, I would (stop doing TRT)," he said. "No problem at all. If they want me to get there in a disadvantage, that’s ok.

"But they already told me that’s not the problem," he continued. "UFC told me ‘you can’t get in there in disadvantage.’ The thing is, I’m in normal testosterone levels with TRT. That’s the treatment. People don’t seem to understand that I’m the only guy that does blood tests. Many fighters don’t do this, many use illegal stuff and are not tested like I am. I’m tested all the time. Week after week, month after month. I have to keep the levels normal to make it fair."

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MTH site profile image  

11/1/13 3:37 PM by MTH

Here's something from Pfizer that specifically notes it comes in 100 mg/mL and 200 mg/mL: http://labeling.pfizer.com/ShowLabeling.aspx?id=548  

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11/1/13 3:18 PM by Pitbull3744

Just want to add my clinic I work in says 100 is the low end so I'm assuming it varies which just goes to show it has to be on a case by case basis

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11/1/13 2:44 PM by Pitbull3744

Where did u find a 100ml bottle from pizer!! I have them and were told they don't make 100!!! Damn I will have to go back and make sure.

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11/1/13 2:28 PM by Don_Dada

People can say "well it isn't a reward if its only being brough to normal levels", well i say yes it is. He harmed his own body with his own decisions to use steroids in  professional competition. He doesn't deserve the right to compete under "normal levels". 

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11/1/13 2:25 PM by Don_Dada

Ben Rothwell has proven that these levels arent being monitored correctly. I find it incredible that a former abuser like Vitor can get rewarded for his past, it's disgusting and harms the sport incredibly

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11/1/13 2:24 PM by MTH

To be clear . . . . Some of you guys are scrambling the eggs on "milligrams" versus "milliliters." Bottles of testosterone cypionate from Pfizer come in two strengths, 100 mgs per mL and 200 mgs per mL.  Either way, the bottle contains 10 mL total. That means that if your prescription is 100 mgs per week, you'll take either (a) 1 mL of of the 100 mgs strength or (b) .5 mL of the 200 mgs strength.  So the guy who was saying somebody would take ".7 mgs" per week misspoke. Nobody takes that little. You wouldn't even be able to see it in the syringe. What he meant was that somebody could take ".7 mL" per week--meaning 70 mgs (if using the 100 mg/mL bottle) or 140 mgs (if using the 200 mg/mL bottle). Also, only in an anti-aging clinic would 100 mgs per week be considered a "low dose."  A good friend of mine is an endocrinologist at a major medical institution who specializes in a panoply of hormonal issues.  According to her, 50 mgs per week (i.e., .5 mL from a 100 mg/mL bottle) is the standard "low dose."  100 mgs per week is the "high dose."  She's gone higher, but only in extraordinary cases.   

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11/1/13 2:03 PM by Pitbull3744

I guess so but if u can believe that I have lots of experience with it personally and at the clinic I work in that has lots of TRT patients and I am privy to their bloodwork and dosages. Not trying to lie or anything like just giving u what I know.

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11/1/13 2:01 PM by gotmysitchpackedbyweidman

So just to be clear, your experience is anecdotal and there is no way for us to find any of the things you have mentioned, in any kind of usable source to validate any part of what you are saying about TRT?

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11/1/13 1:59 PM by Rambo John J

OK Why does Hendo need it? Is it just age related? Maybe there should be a TRT/PED division where they can push the limits of Performance Enhancing Sciences. What do you guys think about that, allow open users to fight other open users. Crown a PED user Champ. I would enjoy and support it. I just am having a hard time with the "exemption" thing. Serious question.

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11/1/13 1:55 PM by -Im Pimped out to Dodger by King Cain-

This is possibly the most stupid thing he could of ever come out with !! It's like saying, il stop cheating if you give me a shot at the belt.If he medically NEEDS this stuff to fight..... Then he shouldn't be in a position to say when and where he takes it. Its a joke