Fitch: TRT 'is a joke'


TRT is a very polarizing subject in mixed martial arts recently and Jon Fitch is the one who falls on the side vehemently against it:

FHTV: Can you share with us your thoughts on the Pat Healy situation?

Fitch: Man I feel bad for him, I think it’s a bad deal he got. First of all, I do not think that marijuana is in anyway a performance enhancing drug, marijuana itself I see nothing wrong with it if you are a grown man or a grown woman and that’s what you choose to do. That said, I understand that there are rules in place that list as a “banned substance” so they do need to be observed. But at the same time, there are guys, like Nick Diaz who have prescriptions for it, I mean – it is recognized as a legal substance in some states and I think there needs to be a change in the rules for it, especially when you look at this and how they react vs. someone using a TRT prescription.

FHTV: What do you think about TRT?

Fitch: HA! TRT? It is a joke. This is devised to let guys who have used steroids in their past re-boost their testosterone since they abused their bodies when they were younger. The guys using it, the ones who use the excuse of, ‘I am too old to compete with young guys” – that’s bulls***! I am 35 years old, and I promise, I would and will bet money that my testosterone levels are just as good as a younger fighter. You know why? Because I have not wrecked my body with steroids, never used ANY type of PED and train healthy and properly to compete.

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DirtyLickinsBrah site profile image  

5/24/13 6:30 PM by DirtyLickinsBrah

Respect!!!, he earned my eyes for at least his next fight lol

UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA site profile image  

5/24/13 6:01 PM by UGCTT_ Lay'n'PrayNINJA

44 posts and I'm in before orcus tries to belittle Fitch for his opinions of trt?Shocked.

Badmonkey site profile image  

5/24/13 5:52 PM by Badmonkey

So the guys with prescriptions for steroids are food to go bit the guys with prescriptions for weed are not? The sport is devolving... but the $$$ is rolling in so yeehaw!

Leghound site profile image  

5/24/13 5:48 PM by Leghound

Testicular trauma and screenname wickerdick...there's a story here begging to be told

epic hero site profile image  

5/24/13 5:38 PM by epic hero

Alright small balls

JimmersonzGlove site profile image  

5/24/13 5:36 PM by JimmersonzGlove

Fitch is the man

wickerdick site profile image  

5/24/13 5:31 PM by wickerdick

I agree with you. I am TRT guy. Never used steroids prior. Mine was caused by testicular trauma. And i certainly dont feel like it gives me any big advantage to have my levels back up a bit. It helped mostly with fatigue, i needed a siesta every afternoon and now I don't.

TartanTopTeamsBukkakeBeyatch site profile image  

5/24/13 5:25 PM by TartanTopTeamsBukkakeBeyatch

Is there anyone at AKA that gets TUE exemptions?

wickerdick site profile image  

5/24/13 5:25 PM by wickerdick

i understand marijuana use in terms of life style choice but from a competitive standpoint i think it's out of place, it's not monitored worth shit and they hand em out like Halloween candy, it's irresponsible and it pretty much is a joke

time traveling 12er site profile image  

5/24/13 5:21 PM by time traveling 12er

Fitch is wrong. Nick doesn't have a legal prescription. He has a suggestion written by a doctor. It's just a loophole made by states since they can't really go against federal law. In California you can get one of these recommendations for saying you don't sleep well or you have a headache once in awhile or because you're afraid of unicorns. Considering the number of debates on here about this I'm surprised anyone on this forum is still under the impression that someone can actually get legal prescriptions.