Vitor Belfort has become the designated poster child for Testosterone Replacement Therapy, or more accurately put, against TRT. However, Dan Henderson, 43, is the daddy of TRT in MMA. Back in 2007 he was the first MMA fighter to be issued a Therapeutic Use Exemption for TRT, and Saturday night, he could be the last.
In an interview with MMAJunkie, Henderson said he will continue without TRT, and that it did not have a major effect on him.
“I’ll deal with the changes after this fight, said Henderson. "Obviously, I’ll have to.”
“I don’t think TRT has anything to do with my skills as a fighter. I think I get sick a little bit less and have a little more energy. I don’t lay on the couch as much when I’m on TRT, but it’s not the reason I’ve done as well as I’ve done in the sport.”
“I have no plans of retiring at all. I just signed a six-fight deal, and I plan on achieving my goals within those six fights.”
“Hopefully, this next year will be a good year. I had a bad year last year, and I’m just moving forward.”
Dan Henderson fights Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua in the main event of UFC Fight Night 38 on Sunday in Natal, Brazil (5 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1).
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