Rogan: Part of me is sad at the end of 'TRT Vitor'


Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra recently appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience, and discussed among other things the poster child for Testosterone Replacement Therapy, Vitor Belfort.

Belfort has maintained that he does not know why he needs TRT, but fans point to a 2006 positive test for PEDS, and links between PED abuse and low testosterone. Serra was not shy about what he thinks caused it.

"Do what remember what you talked about, about him beating Jon Hess?" asked Serra, as transcribed my MMAMania. "You remember those fights? That's why there's TRT Vitor. That guy was an animal back then! What'd you think, it was fruits and vegetables??!?"

Vitor was widely believed to be on PEDs during his early, spectacular run in the UFC, and his late, spectacular run was explicitly fueled by artificial testosterone. Rogan says that in a way, he will miss the testosterone fueled Vitor Belfort.

"TRT Vitor ... when we go down over eras, of the greatest most impressive fighters, there's going to be a part of me that is sad, that TRT Vitor has to come down to an end. It's a part of me that's very sad. I mean, I see the argument that it's unfair ...but, goddamn TRT Vitor, that era, that's what I'm going to call it forever. If you look at those TRT fights, look at the fight with Luke Rockhold."

"Dan Henderson, Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold, those are the TRT Vitor fights, that is the TRT Vitor era -- one of the most impressive fighters of all time. Those three fights, those are f---ing spectacular victories. Three absolutely spectacular victories ... those fights I think, goes down in history as some of the most impressive performances ever."

"TRT Vitor, who's been fighting since '97, was about to fight Chris Weidman for the title. Way before a lot of these dudes, and everybody's burned out, TRT Vitor is fucking throwing wheel kicks."

"He's going to fight again. He just has to get his body natural; the question is, can he at this point in time, get to a point where so healthy he can actually fight, not just get to a point where he can walk around, or but he get a point where can have levels high enough so he can sustain a training camp?"

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DanTheWolfman site profile image  

3/22/14 8:19 AM by DanTheWolfman

Heavy squats in the morning..........OK, seriously, Nolva or Clomid plus HCG....Problem is Serms are 1/16 in system at 2 months and can still be detected 4 months after......Will former TRT guys pop for other drugs they need to get healthy again???? Will they be forced by decision to rush Restarts since they need to fight to make $ and stay sharp giving them massive shits in the morning and potential eye damage from too high of doses???Of course, Restarts are only partially effective SOME of the time ONLY if you are a Certain Type IE Type 1 or Type 2 Hypogonadol but everyone wants you to think it is an easy answer for all.......Plus, their were rumors Chael is Uni-testical, though not sure if ever confirmed......So him, and Big Foots Tumor, actual may have further physiological problems worse than others that the sudden ban doesn't address

TheHaunted2 site profile image  

3/21/14 8:06 PM by TheHaunted2

You are an apha male

DrPeterVenkman site profile image  

3/21/14 7:52 PM by DrPeterVenkman


teamquestnorth site profile image  

3/21/14 7:37 PM by teamquestnorth

I agree with both of you guys

flemingo site profile image  

3/21/14 7:28 PM by flemingo

I too will miss trt vitor but1. I think the ufc is trying to continue to legitimize itself further and banning trt is one way of being percieved to be more legit2. Vitor is cutting to middle weight to fight weidman anyway so less muscle was probably going to happen anyway3. It was unfair or at least percieved to be unfair that certain athletes could use while others couldn't sometimes based on an entirely arbitrary decision made by their doctor

alphamale420 site profile image  

3/21/14 7:16 PM by alphamale420

Im 37...old enough to be tired of crybaby pussies and people like you that don't even fight and come on the forums just to talk shit!You can find me whenever....train in Denver at grudge. your mother is a whore....

MountainMedic site profile image  

3/21/14 1:18 AM by MountainMedic

Stop staring at his mud section Cindy.Its unseemly.

MisterHawkeMMA site profile image  

3/21/14 12:49 AM by MisterHawkeMMA

Glad to see that a lot of you are coming around. Banning performance enhancers is wrong. Anyone with kids knows that the best way to get them to stay within the rules is to have as few rules as possible.

Herring In A Fur Coat site profile image  

3/20/14 10:28 PM by Herring In A Fur Coat

The worldwide war on drugs brainwashed people into believing there are "good" drugs and "bad" drugs and steroids fall into the "bad" category.  No deeper insight is possible, cause drugs are bad, mmmkay.