Griffin: Risk of shortening my life with TRT was worth it

 

UFC Hall of Famer Forrect Griffin recently did an interview with Jack Encarnacao for the Boston Herald, for a wide-ranging and extremely compelling interview.

Jack Encarnacao: Any advice to fighters on how to extend their shelf life?

Forrest Griffin: Spar less. Because you lose your chin sooner or later, and there’s no point in losing your chin in the gym for free. Just about everybody gets your trigger pulled, and once you get knocked out a couple times, you’re not quite the same.

JE: What do you think of fighters getting therapeutic exemptions to use testosterone, which the Nevada State Athletic Commission recently banned?

FG: I did it, I think it’s great. When it started, I had two problems with steroids. One, they’re illegal and I’m doing illegal drugs. And, two, you’re telling kids, fans, young people that watch the sport you have to do drugs to do this. Well, that’s not true. The best guys don’t do drugs. Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, GSP, these guys don’t use drugs, they’re naturally athletic. The best guys in any sport don’t use drugs. It’s the guys on the second tier trying to get to the first tier that use drugs.

I mean, I knew what I was doing. I knew that what I was doing is bad for my body in the long run, potentially, and I was doing what the doctor gave me, so it wasn’t crazy. But I mean, you now, there’s a chance (you can) enlarge your heart, enlarge your prostate, lose your prostate, not be able to (perform sexually) after 50. So I took that into advisement in doing that. But to me, being a better fighter was worth it. It was worth even shortening your lifespan to be good at something.

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FTUGTT_Mix6APlix site profile image  

6/23/14 5:11 PM by FTUGTT_Mix6APlix

Classy as always Forrest.

Leghound site profile image  

6/23/14 4:17 PM by Leghound

"Don't be 37"That's my problem right now, I'm 37 : /

BshMstr site profile image  

6/23/14 1:13 PM by BshMstr

^cause of low T, not TRT.

BshMstr site profile image  

6/23/14 1:12 PM by BshMstr

you're also presuming that the person a) hasn't always had low test and b) they identified the cause of TRT, and they aren't just treating the symptom.i have no problem with a regular person using TRT, but with fighters i have a ton of issues. for one, low t is often a symptom of brain damage , and is the reason for the disturbance to the HPTA.it's silly how many people think that a "low" reading isn't actually normal for an individual, without an actual baseline to compare it to...

Pitbull3744 site profile image  

6/23/14 1:05 PM by Pitbull3744

Without TRT you will be in even more trouble if you have Low test, it affects your whole body as a man.  If you can get your T levels to normal and get monthly or bi montly Phlebotomys once you find out your RBCs are high and get Bloodwork every 3 months (which you should be doing anyway or at least every 6 months if not using anything) to check everything out you will be fine.     Man PEOPLE DONT KNOW SHIT ABOUT TRT! Its so annoying. 

BshMstr site profile image  

6/23/14 1:01 PM by BshMstr

"I did it, I think it's great. When it started, I had two problems with steroids. One, they're illegal and I'm doing illegal drugs. And, two, you're telling kids, fans, young people that watch the sport you have to do drugs to do this. Well, that's not true. The best guys don't do drugs. Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, (Georges St. Pierre), these guys don't use drugs, they're naturally athletic. The best guys in any sport don't use drugs. It's the guys on the second tier trying to get to the first tier that use drugs. I mean, I knew what I was doing. I knew that what I was doing is bad for my body in the long run, potentially, and I was doing what the doctor gave me, so it wasn't crazy. But I mean, you now, there's a chance (you can) enlarge your heart, enlarge your prostate, lose your prostate, not be able to (perform sexually) after 50. So I took that into advisement in doing that. But to me, being a better fighter was worth it. It was worth even shortening your lifespan to be good at something."

MisterHawkeMMA site profile image  

6/23/14 12:55 PM by MisterHawkeMMA

Slightly misleading thread title. He didn't say TRT was worth shortening your life span. He said being great at something was. The way you phrased it makes it seem like he's saying TRT kills people, which isn't even true.

Kirik site profile image  

6/23/14 12:15 PM by Kirik

http://bostonherald.com/sports/other/ultimate_fighting/2014/06/q_a_with_forrest_griffin

BshMstr site profile image  

6/23/14 11:43 AM by BshMstr

http://bostonherald.com/sports/other/ultimate_fighting/2014/06/q_a_with_forrest_griffin



 

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