TRT use now prohibited in California

 

Zach Arnold from FIghtOpinion attended an eight-hour California State Athletic Commission meeting on Monday, and reports that until further notice, there will no Therapeutic Use Exemptions for Testosterone Replacement Therapy.

On the meeting’s agenda, there was this item: “Subcommittee on Therapeutic Use Exemption — Discussion and possible action regarding draft policy.”

Rule 303, which was pushed to try to open up the Therapeutic Use Exemption process for testosterone use, was challenged at Monday’s hearing by Department of Consumer Affairs lawyer Michael Santiago. Karen Chappelle, attorney from the Attorney General’s office in Los Angeles, backed the current behavior regarding allowing fighters to use testosterone despite not having any text passed by the state legislature. Santiago, said that until there is a statute/Regulation on the books regarding testosterone that the commission should not be using an ‘underground’ policy of approving T usage. He argued that testosterone is considered a banned substance.

The end result is that fighters like Dan Henderson, Chael Sonnen, and Frank Mir will not be allowed to use testosterone while fighting in California until a law is on the books that explicitly spells out approval for T usage.

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CSAC Executive Director Andy Foster today told MMAjunkie.com that although there would be no new TUE given, existing ones would be honored.

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DAVID H site profile image  

6/13/13 8:23 AM by DAVID H

Agreed...

Vitor29 site profile image  

6/13/13 6:51 AM by Vitor29

Or Hendo. He won't be getting a pass either just because he is an mma darling.

Lazer MMA site profile image  

6/13/13 6:42 AM by Lazer MMA

Lazer:"Rampant across the board illegal PED use claimedhttp://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=forum.posts&thread=2183821&page=1Welcome to the the real world. Ostrich board. CR:2nd time you've posted that thread on this page. We see it.Roy Claiming PED's are commonly used in the UFC is nothing new. Plus it's not what we are discussing. We are talking about TRT. Since you brought it up in order to adress PED use the UFC and or state commissions need better testing. It's that simple.We're just talking about whether or not to ban TRT use and how you feel about it etc. What you posted has little to no relevancy with this issue.Lazer:Inf0 is reposting that shit as he thinks it's cute, so I reposted myself to remind him he's reposting that shit and ignoring the real issue in PED use in MMA at the same time (across the board illegal PED use).It was not JUST Roy, there are 9 FIGHTERS in the thread that claim that illegal PED use is from 50 to near 100 percent in the UFC. These are fighters who know fighters who know even other fighters.So the point of the post was (and even per the thread) the continuing focus on TRT instead the overwhelming real problem/issue involving PED use in MMA is ignorant.

MARC BULGER site profile image  

6/13/13 6:32 AM by MARC BULGER

I'm sure the UFC was really going to bring the economy back up in California.

Standup29 site profile image  

6/13/13 6:30 AM by Standup29

From article:Affairs lawyer Michael Santiago. Karen Chappelle, attorney from the Attorney General’s office in Los Angeles, backed the current behavior regarding allowing fighters to use testosterone despite not having any text passed by the state legislature. Santiago, said that until there is a statute/regulation on the books regarding testosterone that the commission should not be using an ‘underground’ policy of approving T usage. He argued that testosterone is considered a banned substance.

Standup29 site profile image  

6/13/13 6:26 AM by Standup29

Article is misleading or I read it wrong. What i read is:It will be legal when it is officially in the rules. There needs to be guidlines and apparently there are none. As it stands, testosterone is only mentioned officially as a banned substance.

orcus site profile image  

6/13/13 6:05 AM by orcus

Every AC that grants TUEs also blood tests during camp.  In any case, what stops fighters without TUEs from doing what you just said? They aren't blood tested, ever.

armbarseverywhere site profile image  

6/13/13 5:19 AM by armbarseverywhere

I'm pretty sure they don't. Different hormones.Oh yeah and danggook makes a slur with every post via his screenname.

pegson123 site profile image  

6/13/13 5:13 AM by pegson123

Yet they allow shemales to use it ?

willienugget site profile image  

6/13/13 5:12 AM by willienugget

Doubt it but maybe. People can take it to mean what they wish but I see it as "the dance is over"Besides, it can't be racist. People have been saying that since before blacks were invented.