Hendo: TRT use doesn't matter that much


Dan Henderson fights Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Night 32, on Nov 9, 2013, in Goiania Arena, Goiania, Goias, Brazil. The pair fought at Pride 32 in 2006, with Henderson taking a unanimous decision. Further, it will be the first time Hendo has fought in Brazil since 1997.

Both Henderson and Belfort have been issued Testosterone Use Exemptions by the regulating body in Brazil, Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA). Belfort has been subject to pointed and protracted fan criticism for his use of TRT, while Henderson has received litle, something Helwani asked him address.

"I think it all has to do with him not getting an exemption to fight outside of Brazil," said Hendo. "Based on him testing positive before they won’t give him an exemption in the States."

Henderson said he wasn’t overly worried about what Belfort was up to in terms of TRT or otherwise. Heading into Saturday’s bout, he says that he’s been tested regularly about every two weeks to check his levels. In his last fight against Evans at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, the Manitoba commission didn’t allow Henderson a therapeutic use exemption.

Though he lost the bout, "Hendo" said he didn’t notice the difference. Therefore, when Belfort recently mentioned that he would go off of TRT if it meant a title shot, Henderson didn’t see anything overly remarkable in the statement. Even with the claims that once you’re on TRT that you’ll need it for the rest of your life.

"I don’t take that much, and I didn’t take it for the Canada fight my last fight, and I really didn’t notice a change," he said. "It wouldn’t matter that much to me whether I was on it or not, especially just for one fight. It’s a matter of being healthier, just as a lifestyle for me, and what the doctors prescribe to be healthier as a person. So it’s not anything that a few months is going to matter."

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lars_schifinkter site profile image  

11/5/13 10:55 PM by lars_schifinkter

Just because he SAYS one thing doesn't mean we have to believe it or approve fren.

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11/5/13 7:25 PM by Pitbull3744


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11/5/13 7:20 PM by UGCTT croy_00


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11/5/13 7:09 PM by donkey guard

Vitor by arm bar

Lazer MMA site profile image  

11/5/13 5:15 PM by Lazer MMA

Read and you'll stop YCHMR. Hendo not taking for fighting he says.

YouCantHandleMyRiddum site profile image  

11/5/13 5:07 PM by YouCantHandleMyRiddum

I chuckled.

Lazer MMA site profile image  

11/5/13 4:39 PM by Lazer MMA

I'd say in RD.3Machida just ran FFS. Shad engaged much more. Frankly with BOTH Shad and Hendo failing to get a TD they BOTH were breathing very deep even after RD.1. Hendo though could hardly move in the 3rd. No Td's = no rest & he says he does not plan to try to get TD's on Saturday either.

hendofanforlife site profile image  

11/5/13 4:37 PM by hendofanforlife

Here is the big difference: One of them has changed massively in size over the years, going from a jacked HW to a MW. Dans always been the same size. never looked roided. Vitor however looked super roidy to begin his career, then popped, had a huge drop in his career and now is mr trt but only in brazil.

Lobo8 site profile image  

11/5/13 4:33 PM by Lobo8

Taking it only for health reasons, lol. Is Getting old a health issue now. Been seeing alot of Testorene commercials, and more talk about it in the media. Its becoming quite popular and no way all of these cases are legitimate. TRT is clearly meant to be anti aging drug. As you get older its natural to not have as much energy, endurance, muscle. Trt is suppose to reverse that and get you back to "normal levels". But we all know it ends doing much more.

ChrisWeidmanedmydiameter site profile image  

11/5/13 4:19 PM by ChrisWeidmanedmydiameter

He says it won't matter for 2 months. He stays on it for health reasons. How about read the whole article dipshit