Sonnen: I may have to stop MMA without TRT


Chael Sonnen is one of many fighters who will be affected by the UFC's ban on testosterone replacement therapy.  So much so that he may need to consider retiring if he can't figure out an alternative:

"I am potentially in that same field. If this retires guys, then it retires guys. The rules are the rules, and the rules need to be followed. Personally, sorry to be long winded about this, but I'm going through this myself, where I've had to stop testosterone with the hope that we can find a new way to gain the results of upping testosterone to stay at a healthy level. If it doesn't work, I may have to stop the sport. And it's as simple as that."

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big_josh site profile image  

3/6/14 11:01 AM by big_josh

Thanks. I am going in tomorrow for more bloodwork. Tomorrow I should find out what my T/E was prior to being treated, and it will be about a week or two before I find out what it is now on TRT. They do total T blood tests on the spot, but additional results go out to another lab. Like estrogen counts, the T/E ratio, free and total test, etc... 

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3/6/14 10:58 AM by big_josh

Which is why I can't understand people scream about Vitor on TRT is cheating and that is why he is winning. But then you have guys like Chael and Frank Mir on TRT who are losing fight after fight.

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3/6/14 10:55 AM by Malvert the Janitor

He should talk to Randy.Randy's private pharmaceutical company found a way (years ago even) to naturally increase the body's own natural production of testosterone...“There are other natural ways, through supplementation, to increase your body’s own production of testosterone,” said Couture. “You still want to monitor it with a doctor so you stay within those normal parameters for a human being and you don’t come up positive for your drug tests.“That’s the route that I chose to go as an older athlete. I went to a doctor. I got blood tests. I measured where all my hormones were. I started supplement program through XCAP (Xtreme Couture Advanced Pharmaceuticals, Couture’s supplement company) to increase my body’s own production of natural testosterone.”Sounds like TRT but apparently it's not. Revolutionary shit that's been around since 2010.

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3/6/14 10:52 AM by JuniorCallMeMaybe

You spelled Overeem wrong

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3/6/14 10:41 AM by alphamale420

He may have to stop MMA because he has been getting the shit kicked out of him!

Powerful DJH site profile image  

3/6/14 10:33 AM by Powerful DJH

I like Chael but this was funny.

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3/6/14 9:59 AM by Judontkneedthisname3744

Hey Chael i think i speak for most people when i whole heartedly say    

Adulterous_Zucchini site profile image  

3/6/14 9:58 AM by Adulterous_Zucchini

He's not complaining at all... Of course he's "butthurt", he has low T and is disallowed from supplement testosterone. If anyone is butthurt, it's you "Braziliant".

Braziliant site profile image  

3/6/14 6:24 AM by Braziliant

He's the most butt hurt out of all of them. It's priceless.

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3/6/14 2:27 AM by GelderdEnd

Didn't Chael tell people to stop complaining about the ban last week?