Browne can, but won't take TRT; thinks it's cheating


Heavyweight fighter Travis Browne is medically qualified to testosterone replacement therapy, which is allowed by most athletic commissions. However, Browne will not take the treatment because he believes it is cheating:

"They should outlaw it [TRT]," Browne told Telegraph Sport. "But it's not my job to go out there shouting that it should be that way. The way I look at these things is this: Jon Jones has an 84ins reach. I want an 84ins reach, let’s make it fair. But we can't do that. We are all physically different. Live with it."

Browne revealed to Telegraph Sport that he had only discovered the low testosterone as part of an overall health check. "I got tested. I did a full blood test to see where my body is, where the deficiencies might be, to see if I might be lacking in anything. They asked if I wanted my testosterone checked, too, so I said 'Sure, let's see where my T-levels are'. For my age, I am low. I could go and get TRT if I wanted to, but why ?"

"It’s going to give me an excuse to lose. I don’t need that. It’s mentally weak.I don’t care. I don’t care if I'm lower, here, higher there. I'm going to fight you either way. I'm going to punch you in the face either way."

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2/28/14 8:09 AM by Stea1th


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2/27/14 10:04 AM by YouCantHandleMyRiddum

For a sport that has the biggest Alpha Males in the world, there sure is a lot of low test dudes.

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2/27/14 6:42 AM by Lick Boners

Big fan, great attitude. But did someone really find this surprising?

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2/27/14 6:33 AM by MMAfan1million

Big fan of Hapa. Even more so now!

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2/27/14 1:02 AM by Floppy Divac

Man, this head trauma and low T talk is concerning to me. :/

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2/27/14 12:56 AM by Eisenberg

Another gigantic pro athlete that has low test! My gosh, it truly is an epidemic! At least he doesnt want to go on the TrT.

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2/27/14 12:42 AM by Vikingknee

Most people that have an opinion on trt don't even know what steroids are. Pretty weird.

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2/26/14 11:57 PM by BuckyGoldstein

and drink a 6 pack everyday for a week prior

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2/26/14 10:34 PM by CaptainAhab

I think this is true. A friend of mine who is a physical therapist and extremely knowledgeable about this stuff said any guy could get tested as having low T - all they had to do was workout extremely hard, get no sleep and eat a bunch of shitty food the day before the test.

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2/26/14 9:49 PM by tenchu

It's amazing how so many of these big strong athletes are deficient in testosterone. You'd think we were dealing with a chess league.Ridiculous.