UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta talks with ESPN Radio1100 about the trend of fighters using Testosterone Replacement Therapy and its place in the UFC.
“Its affecting the sport, its potentially affecting fights”
“I think we came off with a pretty strong response to Nate Marquardt, and kind how we feel about TRT … What you can’t have are guys abusing this to the point where their levels are at some super-human factor, giving them this performance enhancement”
“There’s got to be more random testing. It seems like, possibly, guys are getting outside the boundary while they’re training and managing it down where once the week of the fight [has arrived], they take the test and they’re fine. I think that there needs to be this random testing to make sure no one’s abusing it,”
While Fertitta did come off strong against TRT’s, the UFC has yet to ban TRT as a company and instead pushed the problem to the states to figure out.
Kevin Iole brought up a good point in the interview, why not ban TRT’s as a company. If you need TRT’s you don’t meet the requirements of a high level UFC fighter — Simple as that.
Low quality audio interview below,