Bigfoot: I can't retire, I was born to fight


Antonio Silva was one of several fighters that will be affecting by the UFC's ban of testosterone replacement therapy. Silva at one point had such low testosterone levels that he was lactating. Regardless of the ban, Silva will continue fighting:

Silva reaffirmed his need to do the treatment but promises to keep fighting without it.

They thought that the prohibition was the best but who has proved to have a clinical need will be harmed. I will try to continue my career in the best way. I can't retire, I was born to fight.

Silva is still completing his 9 month suspension for his failed drug test.

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willienugget site profile image  

3/12/14 12:09 PM by willienugget

Hendo gets the last exemption that Brazil Commission is approving. It's still a fluid situation but so far it's only been banned in Nevada, Brazil and anywhere without a commission.

Stephen Holder site profile image  

3/12/14 12:03 PM by Stephen Holder

Sad to say b/c Silva has been in some bangers but really the TRT ban basically means the exact opposite for a guy like him and in fact he was NOT born to fight.

Anthomis site profile image  

3/12/14 11:29 AM by Anthomis

You obviously don't know why fighters could get on TRT....

jayduane site profile image  

3/12/14 11:16 AM by jayduane

Well he definitely was not born to ride seabiscuit!

anpack20 site profile image  

3/12/14 11:13 AM by anpack20

Before his whole TRT fiasco after the Hunt fight, Bigfoot tested positive for boldenone ... a horse steroid... which has nothing to do with treating acrogemaly, and didn't just magically show up in his system. Yet everyone sweeps it under the rug. He needs TRT because of past steroid use, not because of his acrogemaly.

One&Done site profile image  

3/12/14 9:39 AM by One&Done

Happy for him making that decision but for his first fight back if I were him I’d try and sidestep a Hunt rematch right from the get go. I don’t know but Hunt vs no TRT Big Foot sounds like a brutal KO Hunts way and in short order.

Rabid Bunyip site profile image  

3/12/14 9:31 AM by Rabid Bunyip

There ain't a hook that could hold 'em!

Standup29 site profile image  

3/12/14 4:36 AM by Standup29

Honestly I don't think they would hesitate to treat it any differently than they are now. The potential damage that could be caused to their reputation (the long term financial loss) outweighs the shirt term gain allowing a "cheat" to be their champion. And by cheat that is what many people consider those who take TRT. Especially when he has tested positive in the past for steroids. Look at Vitor for an example. Guy is a huge star in Brazil and he has clearly benefited the most (success wise) from TRT. Despite all the hate Zuffa gets, I don't think anyone would deny they think long term in their decisions. Long term it is better to go with banning TRT and supporting better testing fpr PEDs.

WeidmanBrokeTheLEGend site profile image  

3/12/14 4:04 AM by WeidmanBrokeTheLEGend

See this is where im confused. I thought hendo was the last person that gets to fight with trt. From what I read here, I could be mistaken, they have outlawed its use. As for bigfoot.Lets pretend he beat cain the first fight, them beat junior, then beat cain, then junior again or whatever, he was basically the force cain is, the prospect of them having thier unstoppable champ possibly retire would be met with restraint not embrace imo.

Standup29 site profile image  

3/12/14 4:00 AM by Standup29

Why would you think this? Also, UFC has only banned it when there is no commision. Outside of that, if an AC allows it, they will. Unless of course I missed something and they said it won't be allowed period.