Sonnen on TRT ban: 'Quit complaining'


While Vitor Belfort is the poster child for Testosterone Replacement Therapy, he is far from the only prominent fighter who has received a Therapeutic Use Exemption for TRT. Other figures on the list include Todd Duffee, Forrest Griffin, Dan Henderson, Quinton Jackson, Nate Marquardt, Frank Mir, Shane Roller, and Chael Sonnen.

The other most high profile fighter on the list, Chael Sonnen, told "FOX Sports Live" he will continue to follow the rules. 


“The rules are the rules – that’s it,” said Sonnen. “Yesterday, it was legal, so quit complaining. Today, it’s illegal. That’s it. Quit complaining. End of conversation. Testosterone’s out.”

When asked about the new fight between Machida and Weidman by “FOX Sports Live,” Sonnen didn’t take any jabs at Belfort and instead trumpeted the UFC’s new “superfight” at UFC 173 between Weidman, the current middleweight champ, and Machida, a former light heavyweight champ.

“This is an incredible fight,” Sonnen said. “First off, Chris Weidman is the undefeated, undisputed middleweight champion of the world, taking out the all-time pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva famously. Lyoto Machida has never looked better since he’s come down to 185 pounds. He’s undefeated with a knockout of Mark Munoz, a unanimous decision over Gegard Mousasi and he’s a former light heavyweight world champion. When you talk about superfights, you’re talking about a champion from one weight class taking on a champion from another weight class. You want a superfight? On May 24, you’re getting one.”

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Devlin site profile image  

2/28/14 7:36 PM by Devlin

Not that i know of or that has been published, there are the rumours of drug abuse in pride where test etc was pretty much legal.This whole thing will show who legitamatly needs trt.

jzus14 site profile image  

2/28/14 7:09 PM by jzus14

lol sonnen was no where close to introducing it, he was just famous for high levels before that it was still being used, he just made it known to the mainstream

AllAmericanBoxing site profile image  

2/28/14 1:27 PM by AllAmericanBoxing

Has wand ever been on Trt?

Devlin site profile image  

2/28/14 1:21 PM by Devlin

i wonder if his stance will change now he wont be allowed trt to face wand (the brazil commission has now banned trt).

epwar site profile image  

2/28/14 1:19 PM by epwar

Wow, so the guy completely responsible for introducing TRT into the mix is now telling people to quit complaining.  

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2/28/14 1:18 PM by Zed Wayne Zed

Oh Wandy, you can smash him now!

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2/28/14 1:07 PM by UGCTT_FryedTakayama


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2/28/14 1:07 PM by Donoghue88

Chael > Dana

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2/28/14 1:03 PM by Josheo

I'm no fan of Chael (I despise the race-baiting crap), but the guy can sell a fight like no other. I never even thought about the superfight angle to Weidman/Machida. Looking forward to it!