UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin appeared recently on WHOA TV, and in his usual contrarian fashion, advocated for TRT.
Griffin was issued a Therapeutic Use Exemption for Testosterone Replacement Therapy ahead of his fight with Tito Ortiz at UFC 148.
The interview began with the now retired Griffin discussing what he is doing with his new life.
"I bought a mountain bike," replied Griffin. "That's the best I've come up with."
The interview eventually turned to TRT, which has recently been banned wholesale by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
"Here's what I don't understand," said Griffin. "What's wrong with wanting to be better at your job? If I had a dream… you only get one life. That's it. This life, I didn't mean to have this s----y body with s----y genetics. I wanted a better one. I'll be honest. I wanted to be much bigger, stronger and faster. If I could do that.
"It's not like… people think TRT is for lazy people. No, it's just you're just trying to improve yourself. All the drugs in the world ain't gonna turn a Chihuahua into a Pitbull, you know? I could do all the TRT in the world and Jones would beat my ass every day, all day, but, you know, I could be the best me.
"So I don't think people get it, so f--- 'em. They take drugs just to stay happy. You take Prozac? Quit taking Prozac. No drugs but antibiotics. Don't take drugs to improve yourself. Your kids take Ritalin? No! Bulls---! They're doing that to cheat in school."
"You know what [Vitor Belfort's] problem is? He looks like he might be doing some stunt double work for Incredible Hulk - 'INEEDTRTACKKK'"